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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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Summer Service Enhancements Start Monday, August 19, 2019

The COMET will be implementing service enhancements on Monday, August 19, 2019.   In an effort to improve on-time performance, many The COMET routes will be rescheduled in which a new pulse system will be created at COMET Central at the corner of… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
August 7, 2019
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PUBLIC HEARING ON MODIFICATIONS TO THE COMET FARES STRUCTURE

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, August 28, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. to consider the modifications… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
August 4, 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
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The COMET Operating & Capital Budget

The COMET on an annual basis adopts and monitor its Operations and Capital Budget. This page contains information about the Operating Budget and Capital Budget. We encourage you to review this information and please feel free to contact Rosalyn… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
May 22, 2019
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Crowson Road SuperStop Closure Effective Sunday, May 27, 2019

Due to construction on Crowson Road, Routes 21, 42, 45, 46, 47, 62, 88 and The 401 will be relocated to Rosewood Drive @ Beltline Road next to Midlands Technical College. This change will be in place for approximately two to three months. We… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
May 16, 2019