After the House recently amended the road bill passed by the Senate, the decision was applauded by officials from the South Carolina State Chamber of Commerce.
The amended bill addresses changes to the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s (DOT) procedures and funding as well as options for funding for road projects.
“The business community appreciates the House’s commitment to addressing our state’s roads issue,” Chamber President Ted Pitts said. “Reforming the DOT and providing sustainable, recurring, diversified funding for our roads remain top priorities for South Carolina businesses. As this legislation moves back to the Senate, we are reminded that there is still time to adopt a measure that provides at least $600 million in additional, sustainable revenue as well as reforms the DOT."