COLUMBIA -- Throw $463 million dollars at transportation projects in S.C. and it's sure to trigger questions about how it can be spent.
That's what happened Tuesday as President Barack Obama signed a $787 billion federal bill aimed at turning around the nation's economy. In all, South Carolinians will see close to $8 billion from that total. About $3 billion of that funding is tied to spending on projects and programs, including building or repairing roads and bridges.
On Tuesday, South Carolina's Transportation Commission grappled in a telephone conference call with questions on how to spend the state's portion of the total.
The commission ended its meeting without changing spending decisions. Participants agreed to meet again today.