FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 18, 2014
The logo features a 2012 penny, marking the year in which residents of
passed the Special
Sales and Use Tax. The program's brand, Richland Penny, is wrapped around the
penny within a silver lining, which is synonymous with the County’s seal. The slogan
for the Richland Penny program is Pennies Impacting People. The penny
will positively impact the community through job creation, economic
development, quality of life, and connectivity to green spaces for County
residents and visitors. Richland
Richland Penny’s website, at www.richlandpenny.com, is designed to educate, inform and involve residents. Features include publicizing public meetings, updating project phases, as well as highlighting the benefits of the program and procurement opportunities. As part of its mission to provide transparency and accountability, the Richland Penny team will post project costs and progress reports to the site.
The Richland Penny team will work closely with the County’s Transportation Department staff to ensure timely delivery of projects with seamless transitions through each phase.
“This is another step in the right direction in building this program from the ground up. We look forward to utilizing this website throughout the life of the transportation program to provide accurate project information, small business opportunities, and program transparency to our citizens,” said Rob Perry, transportation director for
. Richland County
ICA Engineering, Brownstone and M.B. Kahn are the engineering and construction management firms spearheading the Richland Penny program team. They will be responsible for ranking projects, managing the program budget and overseeing every phase of each project until completion. Richland County Council approved a five-year contract with the program development team Oct. 28.
The Richland Penny program office is located at
201 Arbor Lake Drive, Columbia, SC 29223. Citizens can also find
Richland Penny on Facebook,
Twitter and YouTube.
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Public Involvement Manager
T: 1-844-RC PENNY | M: 803-394-4704 | D: 803-726-6153