On June 8, South Carolina leaders created short-term transportation funding legislation that utilizes over $200 million in existing fees to borrow approximately $2.2 billion to fund major interstate and bridge projects over the next decade. This bill also gives the Governor much more influence in the selection of members to the Commission of the Department of Transportation, which provides regulatory oversight to the use of transportation revenues included in this legislation.

The Transportation Investment Advocacy Center’s™ latest case study, created with the assistance of the South Carolina Alliance to Fix Our Roads, explores how and why South Carolina leaders successfully increased transportation funding. The report also reviews the history of the state’s transportation funding, the factors that contributed to its funding shortfall, and major players involved in the campaign for an increase.

Read the “South Carolina’s 2016 Transportation Funding Bond Measure” case study.

The TIAC staff researches and prepares detailed case studies of recent successful—and unsuccessful—state and local legislative and ballot initiative campaigns aimed at increasing transportation infrastructure investment. For each case, the studies dig into the politics, issues, media and major players involved in the effort. To view other case studies, visit the ‘Campaign Case Studies’ tab on the TIAC website.

TIAC attempts to track all ongoing state and local transportation funding and financing developments in real time and reports on them frequently through TranspoAdvocate News. If you would like to contribute information to this effort, please contact the TIAC staff.