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Route 7, the Inclement Weather Center bus will be suspended April 1, 2021 for the end of the season. Fares will resume on Fixed Route and DART beginning Monday, April 12. Soda Cap Connector will be $1.00 for Basic fare and $.50 for Discount Half Fare. 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! 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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Access Advisory Committee Meeting – 4/22/21

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) will hold its next Access Advisory Committee meeting April 22, 2021 11:00 a.m. Via Zoom Virtual Meeting Agenda: AAC Agenda for 04-22-21   Join Zoom Meeting:… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
April 14, 2021
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Notice of The COMET Board of Directors Service Committee Meeting for April 2021

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors Service Committee Meeting will be held April 14, 2021 at NOON. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
April 12, 2021
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OVERTURE WALKER APPOINTED TO THE COMET BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(April 1, 2021) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announces the appointment, by Richland County, of Overture Walker to its Board of Directors. Overture Walker represents District 8, which runs from the… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
April 9, 2021
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Board Minutes

Minutes for all Board Meetings from 12-2012 to Present. Finance, Service, Intermodal, Executive Committee and Executive Director Evaluation Ad-hoc Committee Meeting Minutes from 8-2018 to Present If you require additional information regarding… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
April 9, 2021
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THE COMET TO RESUME FARES APRIL 12, SODA CAP $1.00 TO RIDE

(March 30, 2021) Columbia, SC – Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced today that beginning Monday, April 12, fares will resume for the fixed route buses and the DART paratransit services. The downtown connector, Soda Cap,… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
March 30, 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