The function of the South Carolina Department of Transportation is the systematic planning, construction, maintenance, and operation of the state highway system and the development of a statewide mass transit system that is consistent with the needs and desires of the public. The SCDOT also coordinates all state and federal programs relating to highways.

The first highway agency was a five member highway commission in 1917. The Highway Department was renamed the Department of Highways and Public Transportation in 1977, then the current name 1993 when the functions of the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Transportation were split.

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  • 2017 annual report 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation. Office of Public Transit (South Carolina State Library, 2018-01)
    This annual report from the South Carolina Department of Transportation Office of Public Transit highlights annual accomplishments and funding.
  • 2016 annual report 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation. Office of Public Transit (South Carolina State Library, 2017-01)
    This annual report from the South Carolina Department of Transportation Office of Public Transit highlights annual accomplishments and funding.
  • 2014 annual report 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation. Office of Public Transit (South Carolina State Library, 2015-01)
    This annual report from the South Carolina Department of Transportation Office of Public Transit highlights annual accomplishments and funding.
  • Field supplement to Railroad inspection procedure manual 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation. Railroad Safety Office (South Carolina State Library, 2022-04-19)
    This supplement to the manual gives direction for the examination of crossings, reporting of hazards, removal of hazards, civil penalties charged for noncompliance. The goals of this manual are to provide a systematic, ...
  • The business curve 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2022-03-31)
    This periodical is designed to inform you of what is going on at SCDOT in the area of Minority and Small Business Affairs and inspire you to use this information to benefit yourself, your business and those you may know.
  • State of SC’s transportation network 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2022-03)
    This PowerPoint presentation examines South Carolina's highway systems, their funding and plans for future projects.
  • Feasibility report process 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation. Office of Planning (South Carolina State Library, 2022-03-01)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation uses the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program cost estimates and schedules to convey information to stakeholders to manage expectations for project delivery. To better ...
  • 2021 rail plan analysis implementation update 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2022-01-28)
    The Rail Plan Report provides an analysis of the South Carolina Statewide Rail Plan in two parts: state railroad corridor preservation and revitalization plan and the comprehensive state rail plan for passenger and freight ...
  • Local public agency equal opportunity manual 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation. Office of Civil Rights Programs (South Carolina State Library, 2022-03-07)
    This manual has been developed and is intended to be used as a resource to assist contractors in complying with all federal requirements as set forth by Federal Highway Administration’s Required Contract Provisions Federal-Aid ...
  • 2021 annual report 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation. Office of Public Transit (South Carolina State Library, 2021)
    This annual report from the South Carolina Department of Transportation Office of Public Transit highlights annual accomplishments and funding.
  • Equal opportunity manual 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation. Office of Civil Rights Programs (South Carolina State Library, 2022-03-07)
    This manual has been developed and is intended to be used as a resource to assist contractors in complying with all federal requirements as set forth by Federal Highway Administration’s Required Contract Provisions Federal-Aid ...
  • Field supplement to Railroad inspection procedure manual 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation. Railroad Safety Office (South Carolina State Library, 2021-07-15)
    This supplement to the manual gives direction for the examination of crossings, reporting of hazards, removal of hazards, civil penalties charged for noncompliance. The goals of this manual are to provide a systematic, ...
  • I-77 Panther Interchange, Rock Hill, SC, York County : project update 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2022-02)
    SCDOT is constructing a new interchange to allow for interstate access to the new Carolina Panthers development and surrounding areas as well reduce the traffic volumes utilizing the adjacent interchanges. This is an update ...
  • On-the-job training manual 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation. Office of Civil Rights Programs (South Carolina State Library, 2022-01-26)
    In an effort to assist you with administering and/or implementing the Training Special Provision (TSP) requirements on Local Public Agency (LPA) projects, SCDOT has developed a standardized LPA On-the-Job Training Program ...
  • LPA Local Public Agency on-the-job training program manual 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2022-01-26)
    In an effort to assist you with administering and/or implementing the Training Special Provision (TSP) requirements on Local Public Agency (LPA) projects, SCDOT has developed a standardized LPA On-the-Job Training Program ...
  • Local public agency equal opportunity manual 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation. Office of Civil Rights Programs (South Carolina State Library, 2022-01-05)
    This manual has been developed and is intended to be used as a resource to assist contractors in complying with all federal requirements as set forth by Federal Highway Administration’s Required Contract Provisions Federal-Aid ...
  • Annual report 2020-2021 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation. C Program (South Carolina State Library, 2022-01-05)
    The C Program is a long-established partnership between the SCDOT and the forty six counties of South Carolina to fund the improvements of state roads, county roads, city streets and other local transportation projects. ...
  • Equal opportunity manual 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation. Office of Civil Rights Programs (South Carolina State Library, 2022-01-05)
    This manual has been developed and is intended to be used as a resource to assist contractors in complying with all federal requirements as set forth by Federal Highway Administration’s Required Contract Provisions Federal-Aid ...
  • The connector 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2021-11)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation publishes The Connector, an employee newspaper with articles on agency news, personnel news including retirements and promotions, special projects, minority & small business ...
  • Phased construction map : Carolina Crossroads 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2021-06-28)
    This construction map shows the timelines of completion of construction work on the Carolina Crossroads Project.

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