Congressman Clyburn Announces Major Transportation Grants Presented to Columbia and Charleston

Sep 9, 2014 Issues: Appropriations

(Columbia, SC) –South Carolina Congressman James E. Clyburn announced today that South Carolina will be receiving two Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants, equaling over $20 million, from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The City of Columbia will be receiving $10,000,000 for their Seamless City Revitalization Project, which will revitalize a 1.27 mile project of North Main Street between Anthony and Fuller Avenues in support of the City of Columbia’s extensive downtown streetscaping initiative. 

In Charleston, the Wando Welch Terminal in Mount Pleasant will be receiving $10,840,000 which will help provide structural repairs and strengthening the berth as well as related paving and safety improvements.

“The announcement of the two grants is great news for our state.  The City of Columbia and the port in Mount Pleasant will receive support to help boost the economy in both areas and assist in these individual projects,” Congressman Clyburn said.  “I am happy for both communities and look forward to seeing the progress both projects are able to make with this assistance.  South Carolina is a wonderful state and this support allows us to get even better.”