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June 29
SCDOT Financial Report #44
This update is released by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) each week to report the agency’s current fiscal status and to highlight recent accomplishments of the agency.  
 
SCDOT’s current financial status remains stable with a continued positive outlook.  Accordingly, SCDOT continues to process validated invoices in a timely manner.  The Comptroller General’s office has processed approximately $55 million in payments to SCDOT vendors, contractors and others so far in the month of June.  All debt service and South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank payments are current.
 
It appears that the House of Representatives and Senate conferees have reached an agreement on a two-year federal Transportation Bill called Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21).  SCDOT is currently analyzing the conference report in order to assess the proposed program and its effect on South Carolina’s transportation and transit programs.  The Federal Highway Administration is currently operating under a continuing resolution that expires June 30th. However, it is anticipated that the new bill will be approved and signed so as to avoid any interruption in federal reimbursements.
 
In similar news at the state level, the South Carolina House of Representatives and Senate have both adopted the state appropriations bill conferee report and submitted it to Governor Haley for her consideration. Additionally, Governor Haley signed into law a Continuing Resolution on Thursday that will enable SCDOT to continue to meet its financial obligations into the new state fiscal year until a permanent 2012-2013 budget is fully approved.   
 
    
 
 
 
 
 
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June 27
SCDOT Seeks Applications for Fiscal Year 2013 Federal Match Program
June 25
Public Hearing July 10 in Camden Concerning Proposed Roadway Improvements
 
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public hearing Tuesday, July 10, concerning the proposed roadway improvements in Camden.
The hearing will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (formal presentation at 6:30 p.m.), in the cafeteria/commons area at Camden High School, 1022 Ehrenclou Drive, Camden.
 The purpose of the proposed project is to create a more pedestrian-friendly environment and reduce truck traffic in downtown Camden. Proposed improvements will take place within three quadrants of the US 1 and US 521 Truck Routes and along Broad Street. The Broad Street Road Diet is a proposed lane reduction and transportation enhancement project along Broad Street/US 521 between York Street (S-45) and Dekalb Street (US 1). The proposed Preferred Alternative for the truck routes includes improvements to S-897 (Ehrenclou Drive) and S-45 (Chestnut Ferry Road) from US 521 (Broad Street) to US 1 (W. DeKalb Street), Springdale Drive/Boykin Road from Knights Hill Road to US 521/601 (Broad St), and York Street from US 521 to Rippondon Street and continuing along Rippondon Street from York Street to US 1 (E. Dekalb Street).  Representatives of SCDOT will be available to answer questions.
From 6 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., the hearing format will be informal.  Large aerial displays of the project will be available for viewing, and project team members will be present to discuss the project with interested citizens, on an individual basis.  Project details, including environmental documentation of the project’s effects, will be provided. At 6:30 p.m., SCDOT will make a brief, formal presentation about the project purpose and need, schedule and potential impacts to the environment.  Immediately following the presentation, citizens will have the option to make formal, verbal comments regarding the proposed project.  Anyone who wishes to verbally comment must sign up between 6 p.m. and 6:25 p.m.  Each comment will be limited to two minutes and may not be transferred.  At the conclusion of the formal comment period, the informal portion of the public hearing will continue until 8 p.m.
Project details including environmental documentation of the projects effects as well as maps and drawings of the proposed improvements will be available for viewing.  Citizens may ask questions and provide comments, regarding the possible social, economic and environmental effects of the project.  Property owners and business owners on or near the project area are urged to attend.  A written response will be provided for all written comments which will be accepted until July 26, 2012.
Related maps and or drawings, environmental assessment and other pertinent data will be available for public review, at least 15 days prior to and 15 days after the public hearing, at the Kershaw County SCDOT Office, 512 S. Fair St., Camden, SC 29021 (803) 432-4358 as well as online at http://www.scdot.org/inside/public_hearings.aspx.
For more information, the public may contact Tyke Redfearn, SCDOT Assistant Program Manager, at (803) 737-1430 in Columbia.  Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Lis Bleasdale at (803) 737-1345.
 
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June 22
SCDOT Financial Report #43
This update is released by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) each week to report the agency’s current fiscal status and to highlight recent accomplishments of the agency.  
 
SCDOT’s current financial status remains stable with a continued positive outlook.  Accordingly, SCDOT continues to process validated invoices in a timely manner.  The Comptroller General’s office has processed approximately $33 million in payments to SCDOT vendors, contractors and others so far in the month of June.  All debt service and South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank payments are current.
 
The SCDOT Commission was given a presentation on SCDOT’s overall financial situation on June 20, 2012 at the Finance Committee Meeting.  This presentation can be viewed at the link below.
 
 
SCDOT is continuing to monitor Federal Legislative activity as it relates to the Federal Transportation Bill.  The Federal Highway Administration is currently operating under a continuing resolution that expires June 30th. 
 
    
 
 
 
 
 
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June 19
SCDOT Commission Meeting June 21
SCDOT Commission Meeting
SCDOT Commission Meeting Room 306
955 Park St.
Columbia, South Carolina
June 21, 2012
9:30 a.m.
 
AGENDA
 
I.                   Call to Order                                                         Chairman R. Eddie Adams
II.                Approval of Agenda                                             Chairman R. Eddie Adams
III.             Prayer                                                                    Commissioner Harrison Rearden
IV.             Pledge of Allegiance                                             Commissioner J. Craig Forrest
V.                Approval of minutes – May 17, 2012                   Chairman R. Eddie Adams
VI.             Committee Reports
Enhancement                                                        Commissioner Harrison Rearden
Audit                                                                     Commissioner Clifton Parker             
Legislative                                                             Chairman R. Eddie Adams
Finance                                                                  Commissioner Johnny P. Edwards
ARMS                                                                   Commissioner Johnny P. Edwards    
VII.          Recommendations                                                Mr. John Walsh
VIII.       Report of Workshop                                             Chairman R. Eddie Adams
IX.             Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan       Mr. Ron Patton
X.                Comments                                                             Commissioners, Secretary Robert St. Onge
XI.             Adjourn                                                                 Chairman R. Eddie Adams
XII.          Public Comment                                                   Chairman R. Eddie Adams
 
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