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Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Meeting – Wednesday, September 25 at 12:00 P.M.

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday, September 25 at 12:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC… [Read More]

posted by Paige Jernigan
September 20, 2019
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Catch The COMET to Koger Center for The Arts and Get 10% off Box Office Tickets!

The COMET and Koger Center for the Arts have a new partnership! If you have a The COMET pass and you show it at the Koger Center for the Arts Box Office, you will get a 10% off discount off “Koger Center Presents” and University of South… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
September 11, 2019
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THE COMET ADVANCE SCHEDULING FOR TRIP RESERVATIONS

Starting October 4, 2019, The COMET will allow DART riders an opportunity to make trip reservations up to seven (7) days in advance. Individuals can request a trip by calling the DART reservationist at (803) 255- 7123. Trip reservations are accepted… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
September 4, 2019
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Take The COMET On The Go! Partnership with Lyft and Uber

The COMET is helping you go around the Columbia Metropolitan Area easily!  The COMET will pay up to $5.00 for ridesharing trips that start and end in The COMET fixed route service area on Lyft and Uber through the following two programs: COMET… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
August 13, 2019
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The COMET Service to W. J. Keenan High School

The COMET only provides service to W. J. Keenan High School (on Route 75) only when school is in session.  Download the school calendar to understand when service to these schools will operate: W. J. Keenan High School When W.J. Keenan High… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
August 13, 2019
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TransLoc Issues

The COMET currently has 45 vehicles running on AVID 3G devices for TransLoc Rider.  This is old technology that creates intermittent outages as cellular providers are sunsetting the 3G network.  Until The COMET updates these devices, tracking… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
July 9, 2019
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Installing Benches, Shelters and Bus Stop Signs: The Top 5 Things You Need to Know

1. Right-of-way is the hardest part. SCDOT will permit shelters on state property, but without we need easements from private property owners. Power poles tell the story of where the ROW is. 2. Indemnification. In SC, governments cannot indemnify… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
June 27, 2019
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$5.00 Discount for The COMET Riders Going to Palmetto Outdoor Center!

The COMET has formed another partnership with Palmetto Outdoor Center! If you ride Soda Cap Connector Route 1 and show the business card on the bus or tell the representative at the West Columbia Riverwalk Kiosk that your rode the Soda Cap, you… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
June 5, 2019
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Sponsor The Soda Cap Connector

Become a Soda Cap Connector Sponsor! The COMET is looking for a sponsor for the Soda Cap Connector.  This is a great way to get your product, service or event exposure to thousands of The COMET riders and the thousands more who see the Soda… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
May 28, 2019
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Emergency Ride Home Program

Hesitant to take the bus to work because you might need your car in an emergency? The Emergency Ride Home program provides registered The COMET Routes 44X, 53X, 92X and 93X, as well as The COMET Vanpool customers with a taxi, Lyft or Uber ride… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
May 27, 2019