SCDOT holds meetings on state transportation plan

SCDOT holds meetings on state transportation plan

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Department of Transportation is holding the first in a series of public meetings on a draft of the new state transportation plan.

The plan, updated every five years, charts the state's transportation needs including everything from interstate and other highway needs, to rail, freight service and public transportation. The new plan is entitled "Charting a Course to 2040."

The first of seven informational meetings is being held Monday at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. There is a meeting Tuesday at the Florence Public Library and another third on Thursday at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood.

There are sessions next week in Greenville, Rock Hill and Orangeburg with the final session Sept. 23 in Charleston.

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