Richmond County Board of Education approves 'pay card' option for employees

...members unanimously passed a motion to launch the pay card program in August, with the first stage focused on the transportation department. Board members Frank Dolan and Jack Padgett were absent.After a review of the system and getting employee...

Traffic signal, cross walk upgrades planned for River Watch Parkway intersection

...Stevens Creek Road had 55 crashes and 13 injuries during that period.According to the project's description in Transportation Department planning documents, the improvements are intended to lower the number of crashes. Rear-end crashes were...

Pardon Our Mess: Intersection of Belair and Wrightsboro roads

...Ladson said the intersection work is part of the larger $21.6 million widening project being managed by the Transportation Department. Ab sent weather delays, the project will be finished this year, he said.

Roads are in pitiful shape

...is left in the road that can puncture tires.A forensic audit is in order for local governments and state transportation departments on both sides of the river.Rick A. Bernardi Sr.North Augusta, S.C.

US, Canada unveil rules targeting oil train safety

...Railroads had fought the new braking requirements, saying they will provide little or no added safety benefit. The Transportation Department "couldn't make a case" for electronic brakes "but forged ahead anyhow," said Edward R. Hamberger, the...

SC DOT grants Texas company access for land surveys to prepare for petrol pipeline

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's transportation department has given a Texas company permission to conduct surveys on a state right-of-way in preparation for a pipeline route study, part...

Rants & Raves

...home late this year. What seems to be the trouble with transportation? Here is a suggestion: Have all of the Transportation Department learn the routes so they can pitch hit when needed. The kids will no longer suffer. THE BRIGHT, flashing sign...

Haley insists SC can afford to cut income taxes

...divert $61 million from the state sales tax on vehicles, would generate roughly $400 million yearly for the Transportation Department once fully implemented in three years.Critics say that still doesn't come close to meeting the additional...

Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle

...higher.In Utah, the Transportation Department said it didn't know...the law that allowed the Transportation Department to set an 85 mph limit...spokesman for the state Transportation Department. Wyoming hasn't seen...

Richmond County schools add GPS bus tracking

...That's a new level of accountability, and I like that."The upgrade is an essential part of the school system transportation department's plan to "reorganize" its approach to public school transit.Using the Zonar system, which cost $125...