South Carolina Chamber of Commerce backs state roads bill

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce supports the passage of H.3516, which would invest $600 million of annual, long-term, sustainable revenue for the state’s roads and bridges, nearly half of which are rated in “poor” condition.

H.3516 would invest $600 million in sustainable revenue for the state’s roads and bridges.   File photo

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce supports the passage of H.3516, which would invest $600 million of annual, long-term, sustainable revenue for the state’s roads and bridges, nearly half of which are rated in “poor” condition.

“No one disputes that the condition of South Carolina’s roads are deplorable," said South Carolina Chamber CEO Ted Pitts. "Today’s vote is a key step in providing the investment needed to move us closer to making South Carolina the best place to live, work and do business. It’s time for our policy makers to finish the job on roads and pass H.3516."

In a letter to its members, the Chamber of Commerce wrote, "The business community encourages the swift passage of this bill as it provides a diversified revenue stream and includes out-of-state motorists in the solution. A long-term infrastructure solution is a top priority and on the Chamber’s 2017 Competitiveness Agenda. Our state’s crumbling roads and bridges inhibit economic growth." 

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