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Riding The COMET is FREE until further notice. Routes 46, 53X, 62 and 74 are discontinued as of December 7, 2020. TransLoc is not available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. A new system will be available in the next 30-60 days. Attention DART Passengers: Effective July 1, My Transit Manager is suspended. A new passenger notification system will be implemented soon. 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. 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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The COMET and Able-SC Debut Two New Mobility Programs for Seniors and the Disabled

(January 19, 2021) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), in collaboration with Able South Carolina, announced two new mobility programs for citizens of the Midlands who are underserved by the present transit… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
January 19, 2021
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THE COMET FINANCIAL TEAM RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS BUDGET AWARD

High honor commends excellence in handling and reporting all funding, including the Richland Penny   Columbia, SC – Government Finance Officers Association recently announced that Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority, South… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
January 15, 2021
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Changes for COMET on the GO! Effective January 1, 2021

Effective January 1, 2021, The COMET will pay up to $8.00 for ridesharing trips that start and end in The COMET fixed route service area on Lyft and Uber. This is an increase from the previous $5.00 payment. Time changes are also in effect as… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
January 5, 2021
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THE COMET PARTNERS WITH SC DHEC TO PROVIDE COVID-19 TESTING TO RIDERS

(December 16, 2020) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC), will provide free COVID-19 tests for passengers of the… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
December 18, 2020
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The COMET On The Go! and Uber – Through January 31, 2021

Uber service has been restored for the interim 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 smartphone or tablet device… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
December 8, 2020
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THE COMET RELEASES VISION: 2020/COMPASS PROGRESS REPORT

Document details financial stewardship and fulfillment of commitment to the community. (November 25, 2020) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) is pleased to present the release of their Vision:2020/COMPASS… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
November 25, 2020
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Reimagine The COMET – A Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) and Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP)

In August 2020, The COMET and Central Midlands Council of Governments launched Reimagine The COMET, a Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) and Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP). SRTP’s and COAs are in-depth studies that analyze transit agency… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
November 20, 2020
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UofSC Transit Powered by The COMET

  UofSC Transit The COMET is now operating UofSC Transit under contract to the University of South Carolina.  UofSC Transit operates on 10 day time routes and two evening routes to make your life easy!  Best of all, the ride is free!… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
November 16, 2020
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Mobility That Works For You!

The COMET has mobility programs that can take you anywhere you want to go, within the Columbia Urbanized Area, as long as you start your ride outside The COMET service area, and you register for these programs as a senior (age 65 years old or older)… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
October 12, 2020
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The COMET Riders Can Ride Blue Bike For Free!

If you ride The COMET, ask the bus operator, ask for a code to ride Blue Bike SC for free for unlimited 45 minute sessions! Find your Blue Bike stations on their website @ https://www.bluebikesc.com. Blue Bike… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
August 31, 2020