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Take The COMET On The Go! Partnership with Lyft

UPDATES: Effective March 1, 2020, the following changes to The COMET On The Go is in effect: 1. Uber is no longer participating in the program. Lyft will be the only provider of this program. 2. COMET To The Market trips are only available… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
February 24, 2020
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LIFELINE 31-DAY TRANSIT PASS COMING TO LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS IN LEXINGTON COUNTY

(February 24, 2020) Columbia, SC – The COMET received funding from the Lexington County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to start a new lifeline 31-day transit pass program. For those who need social services, health care,… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
February 24, 2020
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Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Meeting – Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Good afternoon, A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 12:00  PM. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility -… [Read More]

posted by Paige Jernigan
February 21, 2020
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The COMET Route 44X is Now Boarding Between Columbia, Hopkins, Gadsden, Eastover and Sumter!

Eastover, Gadsden, Hopkins and Lower Richland residents! Your express ride is now here between Downtown Columbia and Sumter! Introducing The COMET Route 44X. The route is now boarding, Monday-Friday! Fares are $4.00 Details available at… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
February 12, 2020
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THE COMET RECEIVES GRANT TO REDUCE HUMAN TRAFFICKING

(February 11, 2020) Columbia, SC– Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), has been awarded a $151,776 grant by The Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The grant was awarded as part of the FTA’s Human Trafficking Awareness and… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
February 11, 2020
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Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Board Committees will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Committees will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia,… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
February 8, 2020
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The COMET Announces Organizational Changes

(February 5, 2020) Columbia, SC – Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) is pleased to announce the following organizational changes. These individuals will report to John C. Andoh, Executive Director/CEO. LeRoy DesChamps has… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
February 5, 2020
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CAYCE-WEST COLUMBIA NAMES THE COMET SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

(Columbia, SC, February 5, 2020) – The Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce has named Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), Small Business of the Year. This decision was announced at the recent Cayce West Columbia Chamber… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
February 5, 2020
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Service Enhancements To Be Implemented on Monday, February 3, 2020

The COMET will be implementing its next set of Service Enhancements that will take effect on Sunday, February 3, 2020. For additional details, please call (803) 255-7100, email info@TheCOMETSC.gov or see below: Service Change Flyer Feb 3,… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
January 16, 2020
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Midlands Technical College Students, Employees and Faculty Can Ride The COMET for Free!

Starting on Monday, January 6, 2020, students, employees and faculty attending Midlands Technical College can ride The COMET free by showing their ID cards. Ride… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
January 14, 2020