Department of Transportation, South Carolina

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The Department of Transportation is an agency in South Carolina.

Budget

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT)'s revenues and expenditures for 2010-2011 are listed on the SCDOT website.[1]

Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Estimated Revenues (Revenues in Millions)

Fund Revenue
Motor Fuel User Fees 430.0
Interest 5.0
Toll Revenues 8.0
Wildflower Tag Sales - Keep SC Beautiful .2
Maintenance Trust Fund 42.0
Misc. (Permits, Sale of Property & other) 17.8
Interagency Transfers 24.3
General Fund for Transit / Rest Areas .3
Total State Revenues 527.6
Federal Reimbursement Revenues (includes $313 FHWA and $10M FTA from ARRA) 782.0
Total Estimated Revenues 1,309.6
Highway Fund Cash 20.7
Non-Federal Fund Cash 18.0
Total Fund for Operating Budget 1,348.3
Fund Allocations
Transfers $22.3
Administration $92
Land and Buildings $2
IFTA $10
Insurance and Workers Compensation $10
State Debt Service $.6
Maintenance $333.4
Federal Construction / Maintenance $726.4 (includeds $313 ARRA)
Federal Debt Service $56
SCTIB Reimbursement $56
Transit $32.3 (includeds $10 ARRA)
Tolls $7.3
Total 1,348.3

The department received $463 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds for bridges and highways, as well as $41 million for transit, $25 million of which was to be allocated directly to urban areas.[2] Projects funded through ARRA are listed on the SCDOT website.

Programs

SCDOT sponsors the federally funded Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program, which strives to enable students to walk or bike safely to school. Selected South Carolina schools will be required to draft a Safe Routes to School Plan, with assistance from SRTS workshops.[3]

The department also administers the state's Adopt-A-Highway program.[4]

Major projects and studies are listed on the SCDOT website.[5] Project documents such as environmental assessments are posted for some projects; contracts with consultants do not seem to be available. Project summaries, costs, public involvement information, construction updates and schedules are posted for most projects.

Major active projects include:

  • I-385 Widening & Rehabilitation Improvements Project ($65 million)
  • I-20 Widening Project
  • I-520, Palmetto Parkway, Phase II ($125 Million)
  • Interstate 73 Environmental Study
  • US 17 ACE Basin Parkway ($75 million)
  • Ben Sawyer Bridge ($32.5 million)
  • I-85 Corridor Analysis
  • Mark Clark Expressway ($489 million - recommended alternative)
  • I-26 Remount and Aviation Interchange Improvements Project ($66 million)

Leadership

SCDOT is governed by the seven-member South Carolina Transportation Commission.[6][7]

Transparency

Transportation Commissioners are listed with contact information. Meeting information and documents are also posted.[6] Phone numbers are listed for the administrators.[7]

SCDOT's Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is posted,[8] as well as the Annual Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 2009 - 2010.[9] The 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is also available.[1]

Procurement information, bidding information and current letting opportunities are posted.[10] Consultant and vendor contracts od not seem to be posted.

Public record request information does not seem to be available.

Public meetings are advertised on the department website.[11]

External links

References