Report: SC needs about $30B for transportation

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's transportation secretary says the state needs nearly $30 billion in new revenue during the next 20 years to pay for highway repairs, replacement of bridges and mass transit.

That assessment from Transportation Secretary Robert St. Onge is part of a report by an infrastructure task force that studied the issues for a year.

Without new revenue, St. Onge says his department will be left with managing the decline of the highway system.

Task force member Ken Willingham of Mount Pleasant says lawmakers must address the situation.

But legislators say they're uncertain if they'll address transportation funding next year. Senate President Pro Tem John Courson says that until Medicaid expansion is under control in the state, legislators can't address other spending plans.

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