National research group to release report on South Carolina road & bridge conditions, congestion, safety


10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017


South Carolina State House -1st Floor Lobby

1100 Gervais Street
Columbia, South Carolina


Driving on deficient roads cost South Carolinians a total of $5.4 billion annually in the form of additional vehicle operating costs, congestion-related delays, and traffic crashes, per a new report from TRIP, a national nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, DC. Transportation advocates and representatives from state and local Chambers of Commerce will join TRIP on Tuesday to highlight the report’s findings and discuss possible solutions.

The report, South Carolina Transportation by the Numbers: Meeting the State’s Need for Safe, Smooth and Efficient Mobility, examines road and bridge conditions, congestion, economic development, highway safety, and transportation funding in South Carolina. In addition to statewide information, the report contains regional data for the Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson and Myrtle Beach urban areas.


Ted Pitts, President and CEO, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

Mary Graham, Chief Advancement Officer, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

Otis Rawl, President/CEO, Lexington Chamber of Commerce

Jason Zacher, Executive Director, Upstate Chamber Coalition

Rocky Moretti, Director of Research & Policy, TRIP



Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)

Rocky Moretti (TRIP)

703.801.9212 (cell)

202.262.0714 (cell)