The Richland County Transportation Department

The Richland County Transportation Department manages all items of the Transportation Penny Program approved by voters in November 2012. This program is broken up into three major categories and is funded by a special sales and use tax for not more than 22 years or until a total of $1.07 billion in sales tax revenue is collected, whichever occurs first. The three major categories include:

  • Improvements to highways, roads (paved and unpaved), streets, intersections, and bridges including related drainage system improvements ($656,020,644)
  • Continued operation of mass transit services provided by Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority including implementation of near, mid and long-term service improvements  ($300,991,000)
  • Improvements to pedestrian sidewalks, bike paths, intersections and greenways  ($80,888,356)