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Due to road construction until 11/30/20, Soda Cap Route 1 will detour as follows: Starting outbound from Assembly St to Right on Laurel Street to Right on Marion to Right on Taylor to Left on Main Street, then Continue regular route. TransLoc is not available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. A new system will be available in the next 30-60 days. UofSC Transit Begins Service on September 1, 2020. See Whats New For Details. Attention DART Passengers: Effective July 1, My Transit Manager is suspended. A new passenger notification system will be implemented in 90 days. 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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Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 Lucius Road,… [Read More]

posted by Eric Parton
October 23, 2020
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The COMET On The Go! and Uber – Through November 30, 2020

Uber service has been restored for the interim through November 30, 2020 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… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
October 23, 2020
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Catch The COMET to VOTE!

Listing of Routes Going to Satellite Polling Locations for Early Absentee In-Person Voting   (October 21, 2020) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) wants to help riders exercise their right to… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
October 21, 2020
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Access Advisory Committee Meeting Notice – 4th Quarter 2020

The COMET invites you to participate in the Access Advisory Committee (AAC). The mission of the AAC is to improve transit mobility options and services for seniors and people with disabilities. The benefits of participating include but are… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
October 20, 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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PUBLIC HEARING ON SERVICE MODIFICATIONS TO THE COMET SERVICE EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 6, 2020

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by The COMET Board of Directors at Lowell J. Spires Regional Transit Facility, 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC 29021 on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. to consider the following… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
October 9, 2020
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RESCHEDULING OF PUBLIC HEARING ON SERVICE MODIFICATIONS TO THE COMET SERVICE EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by The COMET Board of Directors at Lowell C. Spires Regional Transit Facility, 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC 29021 on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. to consider the addition of… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
October 9, 2020
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PUBLIC HEARING ON UPDATE TO THE COMET’S TITLE VI PLAN

This notice serves as an opportunity to request a public hearing on The COMET’s Title VI Plan. The COMET is committed to assuring full requirements with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. These federal statutes require that no person shall,… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
October 6, 2020
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Bus Operators Tested, Quarantined After Positive COVID-19 Tests

(September 25, 2020) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced that after testing, two operators who are employed by their subcontractor, RATP Dev USA, Inc., have tested positive for the novel coronavirus… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
September 25, 2020
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PUBLIC HEARING ON UPDATE TO THE COMET’S TITLE VI PLAN

This notice serves as an opportunity to request a public hearing on The COMET’s Title VI Plan. The COMET is committed to assuring full requirements with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. These federal statutes require that no person shall,… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
September 3, 2020