Department of Transportation, South Carolina
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT)'s revenues and expenditures for 2010-2011 are listed on the SCDOT website.
Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Estimated Revenues (Revenues in Millions)
|Motor Fuel User Fees||430.0|
|Wildflower Tag Sales - Keep SC Beautiful||.2|
|Maintenance Trust Fund||42.0|
|Misc. (Permits, Sale of Property & other)||17.8|
|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|
|Land and Buildings||$2|
|Insurance and Workers Compensation||$10|
|State Debt Service||$.6|
|Federal Construction / Maintenance||$726.4 (includeds $313 ARRA)|
|Federal Debt Service||$56|
|Transit||$32.3 (includeds $10 ARRA)|
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. Projects funded through ARRA are listed on the SCDOT website.
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.
The department also administers the state's Adopt-A-Highway program.
Major projects and studies are listed on the SCDOT website. 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)
The Secretary of Transportation is Robert J. St. Onge, Jr.
SCDOT is governed by the seven-member South Carolina Transportation Commission.
SCDOT's Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is posted, as well as the Annual Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 2009 - 2010. The 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is also available.
Procurement information, bidding information and current letting opportunities are posted. 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.