Transportation Infrastructure

Traffic JamFor decades, South Carolina has been a donor state when it comes to federal motor fuel taxes and highway funds. More of the taxes we pay are sent to other states than what comes back for use on our own local road and infrastructure needs.  The SC Senate needs to lead the way to end South Carolina’s role as a donor state and ensure that our funds are returned to our state for our use.  Revenue surpluses should be dedicated to the state Highway Fund.  The State infrastructure Bank should be adequately funded and the formula used to grade, prioritize, and ultimately award project funding should be altered so as to provide a greater weighting to projects that would increase local economic development opportunities.

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