LOCAL LEADERS OPINIONS

United States Congressman Henry Brown, Jr.

“I consider I-73 to be the District’s top transportation project. I am working to get the corridor moved from number 5 to number 2 on the federal highway-funding priority list. However, our state and the federal delegations must work together toward this goal. A commitment from the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank to fun 10 percent of the project through South Carolina would be the ‘ace in the hole’ to move it on the list.”

United States Congressman John Spratt

“Interstate 73 is a shining example of bipartisanship for our state. Henry Brown and Senator Hollings have provided enormous help in pushing this project forward, and cooperatively, we have made a real dent on the funding shortages. It just goes to show what can be done when we put partisanship aside and do what’s best for South Carolina.”

South Carolina Representative Alan Clemmons

“I-73 remains my top priority and I am thrilled with the progress we have made. I am very encouraged by the funding we recently received and am optimistic about the funding we could receive in the near future. Thanks to the leadership of our South Carolina Congressional Delegation and the enthusiastic support of SCDOT, the State Infrastructure Bank and my peers in the South Carolina legislature. I believe we are poised to make great strides in 2009 and beyond. I-73 will become a reality sooner, rather than later.”

 
 
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