South Carolina DOT reducing open records fees

The South Carolina Department of Transportation is reducing the fees it charges for public information requests in an effort to be more transparent.

The state’s transportation agency will no longer charge for staff time in fulfilling requests that take less than two hours to complete. That includes time researching, retrieving and copying information or documents.

Staff time required beyond two hours will be charged at $20 per hour flat rate for each person working on the request. Continue…