Priorities and Issues
Revival of Infrastructure
Like you, I drive the roads of South Carolina with my precious cargo in the car, my family. Your eyes and mine see crumbling and dangerous roads, substandard bridges and inadequate safety on our roads.
US 521 and state highway 160 are just two examples of local arteries in South Carolina’s fastest-growing areas that have not had enough attention. These are no longer country roads; they are suburban roadways with the type of traffic and congestion seen in northeastern states. We need lighting and intelligent traffic light synchronization to lower the danger and allow traffic to flow better. We need a 5'-wide accessible pathway at least on one side on arterial and collector roads. South Carolina exceeds the national obesity rate, substantially because people don't feel safe walking or cycling anywhere. We have increased our tax on gas to apply it to our roads. We must spend the money better and not award contracts to party favorites and relatives.
Infrastructure means providing internet access for all. Be it for education, communication or for business, no county or area should be without internet access. I consider it a public utility in the same category as power, water, and other services. This utter failure of the current system poses an imminent threat to our quality of life. We need leadership with an aggressive plan to build our infrastructure – a plan that will bring investments to support residents and local businesses. We are not a third world nation. My background in information technology will allow me to present a fresh vision and solutions to this problem. We can do better, and when I am in office, we will do better!
What should the State Senate do to address this issue? Let me hear your voice, your concerns, and your ideas. My priority is to serve and be responsive.
Your perspective on this issue is important to make sure the State Senate finds solutions that work for all of us.
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