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Effective immediately: NO eating/drinking on the buses until the pandemic is over in order to comply with the Federal mask requirements Effective Immediately, per CDC Guidelines, Masks Must Be Worn When Using The COMET and Accessing its Facilities! Riding The COMET is FREE until further notice. TransLoc and My Transit Manager is not available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. A new system will be available in March of 2021
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Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Committee Meetings

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors Committees Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 and Friday, March 12, 2021. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
March 5, 2021
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WILL BRENNAN APPOINTED TO THE COMET BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(February 25, 2021) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announces the appointment, by the City of Columbia, of Will Brennan to its Board of Directors. Brennan represents District 3 on Columbia City… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
February 25, 2021
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The COMET Issues Public Apology for Service Delivery Concerns

From The Desk of the Executive Director/CEO, John Andoh:   February 16, 2021   To our Riders and the General Public:   We are aware of the difficulties you may have experienced with The COMET’s service delivery… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
February 16, 2021
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THE COMET LAUNCHES “DON’T MISS YOUR SHOT” CAMPAIGN TODAY

Midlands Transit Organization Informs and Transports People to Vaccine Locations (February 4, 2021) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) launched a comprehensive campaign to inform and transport Midlands… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
February 4, 2021
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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
February 2, 2021
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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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Park and Ride Lots on Route 44X – Lower Richland Express and Route 93X – I-26 Express

The COMET has park and ride lots available for use by The COMET riders, vanpools and carpools located throughout the service area in Richland, Lexington, Sumter and Newberry Counties available at the following locations: Along the I-26… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
February 2, 2021
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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
February 2, 2021
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Volunteer Travel Navigator

Travel Navigator Volunteer Job Description Purpose Under the supervision of the Mobility Management Specialist, this position will be responsible for educating and assisting persons with disabilities, the elderly, and general public on the… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
April 8, 2020
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Volunteer Travel Ambassador

Travel Ambassador Volunteer Job Description   Purpose Under the supervision of the Mobility Management Specialist, this position will be responsible for educating and assisting persons with disabilities, the elderly, and general public… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
April 8, 2020