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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
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ReFlex Route 97 to Begin Thursday, January 23, 2020

Starting on Thursday, January 23, 2020, The COMET will begin ReFlex Route 97 connecting West Columbia, Lexington and Batesburg-Leesville. This pilot rural route, will operate every Thursday connecting West Columbia SuperStop at Williams Drive @… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
January 14, 2020
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Soda Cap Connector ReRoute Down Main Street

RIDER ALERT! Soda Cap Connector Routes 1 and 2 has been rerouted from Hampton and Main to Assembly to Laurel to Main. The end of the line will now be at Assembly @ Blanding. The bus stop at Hampton @ Main has been discontinued and new bus stops… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
January 10, 2020
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The COMET and National Safe Place Network Unite to Keep Youth Safe in The Central Midlands of South Carolina

(January 09, 2020) Columbia, SC – The COMET and National Safe Place Network (NSPN) are pleased to announce their new partnership to expand the safety net for youth in crisis, beginning January of 2020. Through the Safe Place transit model NSPN… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
January 9, 2020
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The COMET announces real-time information available through new partner app Transit

(January 6, 2020) Columbia, SC – The COMET today announced an easy and user-friendly way to track your bus with the new mobile app Transit. Transit counts millions of active users in more than 200 cities worldwide and is now available for riders… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
January 6, 2020
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The COMET’s Access Advisory Committee Needs You!

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 not… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
January 6, 2020
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Introducing the “MY TRANSIT MANAGER” Smartphone App!

DART is excited to debut a new smartphone app enabling paratransit users to monitor the status of their trips in real-time. It provides riders the ability to see where their bus is on a map, automatically receive text alerts of when their bus is… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
December 3, 2019
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The COMET’s Response To Potential Ineligible Use of $1.4 Million Dollars of the Richland County Transportation Penny

In light of the recent article about the potential of $1.4 million being ineligible use of the Richland County Transportation Penny, some facts are available below. The COMET has always been, and will continue to be, committed to being open and… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
November 12, 2019
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The COMET Financial Transparency

As a regional transportation authority created under South Carolina law that receives local sales tax, general fund, state and federal funding and exists for the service of the residents of Richland and Lexington Counties, The COMET believes the… [Read More]

posted by Missey.Lawlor
November 12, 2019