SCDOT

3 SCDOT Workers Indicted In Separate Kickback Schemes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A grand jury has indicted three former Department of Transportation workers in three different kickback schemes at the agency’s Richland County office. The indictments unsealed Thursday say former Field Operations Manager Charles Shirley created a road work company with his neighbor Allen Ray. Shirley then directed money from the state shop to Ray’s company, taking more…

Supreme Court: Haley Can’t Appoint DOT Secretary

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The leadership of South Carolina’s Department of Transportation is in question following a state Supreme Court ruling. The state’s highest court on Wednesday threw out a clause in the state budget allowing Gov. Nikki Haley to continue appointing the DOT secretary. The court ruled the clause was unrelated to the budget. Under the 2007 law that…

SCDOT Numbers Show Roundabouts Cut Accidents, Injuries

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — More traffic circles are being built in South Carolina and figures from the state Department of Transportation show they help reduce the number of accidents and injuries at intersections. The Independent Mail of Anderson reports 15 traffic circles have been built in the state. DOT numbers show those traffic circles have resulted in a 74 percent…

Committee Approves Interim Director Hall to Run SCDOT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The Senate Transportation Committee has unanimously approved appointing Christy Hall to run the Department of Transportation. Hall has been the interim director of the state road agencies since last year, and lawmakers gave her high marks for handling the massive damage to state roads and bridges caused by October’s massive floods. After Wednesday’s vote, Hall’s nomination…