SC will receive more than $71 million for transportation projects
CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – South Carolina is set to receive more than $71 million to support transportation projects and upgrades.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s $71,283,892 investment will help local transit authorities purchase new buses, address repair backlogs, modernize fleets and adopt new technologies that will help reduce emissions of carbon.
Congressman James Clyburn said the funding was made available through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which President Biden signed into law in November 2021.
“I am pleased to see additional Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funding coming to South Carolina to modernize and expand our transit systems,” Rep. Clyburn said. “Through the work of President Biden and the Department of Transportation, we continue to see the positive impact the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is having on our communities through economic growth, creating jobs and the overall safety and well-being of our people. »
Clyburn said the investment is part of US DOT’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) $20 billion plans to invest in fiscal year 2022.