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Attention DART Passengers: Effective July 1, My Transit Manager is suspended due to changes in operations contractors. A new passenger notification system will be implemented in 90 days. We apologize for any inconvenience. Beginning Monday, June 15, Face Coverings or Masks Must Be Worn When Riding Any The COMET Bus or While Accessing Any The COMET Facility Until Further Notice. The COMET will Operate on an Enhanced Saturday Schedule Beginning Wednesday, May 20. Details in What’s New. Stay Safe! Please Wash Your Hands And If Sick Stay Home! Details On What The COMET Is Doing To Combat COVID-19 Is Available In What’s New!
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Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Intermodal Committee – Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. 

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Intermodal Committee meeting Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 11:00  A.M. will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 Lucius Road,… [Read More]

posted by Paige Jernigan
August 10, 2020
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Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Service Committee – Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 12:00 P.M.

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Service Committee will be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 12:00 P.M.  The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613… [Read More]

posted by Paige Jernigan
August 7, 2020
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Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Finance Committee Meeting – August 12, 2020 at 10:00 A.M.

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Finance Committee will be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 10:00 A.M.  The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613… [Read More]

posted by Paige Jernigan
August 7, 2020
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The COMET On The Go! and Uber – Through August 31, 2020

Uber service has been restored for the interim through August 31, 2020 as part of The COMET On The Go! partnership.  In order to use COMET To The Market via Uber, please download the voucher here: t.uber.com/cometmarket only from your… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
August 6, 2020
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Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Meeting on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 11:00 A.M.

A special meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors will be held on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 Lucius Road,… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
August 4, 2020
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The COMET and The University of South Carolina Announce New Contract

(June 29, 2020) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) and the University of South Carolina (UofSC) announced a new contract that will better serve the students of the university and unify and strengthen the… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
June 29, 2020
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The COMET Is Working Hard To Keep You Safe On Our Buses And Fight COVID-19!

In monitoring COVID-19, The COMET is striving to exhaust all measures to keep passengers safe. Understanding the potential challenges that the community may face in the coming weeks, we would like to continue to encourage all riders to limit… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
June 27, 2020
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Take The COMET On The Go! Partnership with Lyft

UPDATES: Effective June 1, 2020, the following changes to The COMET On The Go is in effect: 1. Uber is temporarily participating in the program. Details here: http://catchthecometsc.gov/whats-new/the-comet-on-the-go-and-uber . Lyft will be the… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
June 24, 2020
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THE COMET, COMMUNITY PARTNERS LAUNCH TRIBUTE HONORING CIVIL RIGHTS ICON

    (June 22, 2020) Eastover, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), along with Columbia SC 63, Historic Columbia, Richland Library and Midlands area municipalities launched a tribute honoring local civil rights icon,… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
June 22, 2020
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The COMET Earns High Marks On Financial Audits, Receives Award For Excellence

(May 11, 2020) Columbia, SC – For two consecutive years, The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) has received commendation on its financial audits. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
May 11, 2020