The State Newspaper by Sarah Ellis
Richland County’s penny-on-the-dollar
transportation tax has generated $111.9 million since collection began in May
The majority of the money – a 22-year total
expected to exceed $1 billion – is going toward road and intersection
improvements, with other portions being spent on public transit, pedestrian,
bike and greenway projects.
This year and next will see the first major
projects start to come out of the ground.
Work is already started or planned to begin soon
on projects that include the Greene Street beautification in downtown’s Vista,
the widening of portions of Hard Scrabble Road and North Main Street and a
half-dozen intersection improvements throughout the county.