July 28, 2014

Transportation watchdogs re-elect officers

Hayes Mizell will continue as chairman of the citizen group that’s overseeing Richland County’s use of a sales-tax for transportation improvements for the coming year.

Mizell has led the group since its formation about a year ago. He was re-elected Monday, along with Derrick Huggins, vice-chairman, and Virginia Sanders, secretary.

The Transportation Penny Advisory Committee, or TPAC, is made up of representatives of local governments who get first-hand information from staff as policies are developed and projects in the $1.07 billion program ramp up.

Mizell retired as an education activist. Huggins is a vice-president at the University of South Carolina with a background in transit, while Sanders is an environmentalist and community activist in southeast Columbia.

Dawn Hinshaw

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