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SCSU Clyburn Transportation Center 2011

SC STATE UNIVERSITY: A Review of Construction of the James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center and Transportation Center Program Expenditures
June 2011


Members of the General Assembly requested the Legislative Audit Council to review the James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center at SC State University (SCSU). We examined how funds for the construction of the transportation center were expended, reviewed the impact of the loss of the designation as a Tier I transportation center, and examined how grant funds associated with the center were expended. 

The University’s transportation center was established in 1998. Its purpose is to assist federal, state, and local governmental agencies in meeting their goals to develop a highly-skilled workforce to meet future needs in transportation.

SCSU is also constructing the James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center. When completed, the center will consist of seven buildings comprising almost 200,000 square feet for research, office space, conference space, and guest quarters. The center has an estimated cost of more than $100 million and a projected completion date of 2020, pending additional funding.