About Us

In 2012, Richland County residents voted to approve the referendum for the Transportation Penny Tax Program, which uses a 1 percent sales tax to provide much-needed projects throughout the County. The maximum revenue using the Penny program is $1.07 billion, which will be collected for 22 years or until the maximum revenue is received, whichever comes first. It is forecasted that the maximum revenue will be accrued in late 2026.



Upcoming Event

Penny Tax Program Events

From groundbreakings to ribbon cuttings, check out upcoming events related to transportation projects.

Advisory Committee

Interested in applying to be a Penny Transportation Advisory Committee member? Arcadia Lakes and Eastover need representation.


Apply Online

If you would like to apply online

Download Application

You are also able to download the application

Complete and return the downloaded application to Contact Us.


The project list contains upcoming, in construction and completed projects paid for by the Penny Tax. Find and track a project close to you.

Richland County Transportation Penny Department

400 Powell Road
Columbia, SC 29203

Office Hours
8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.



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