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The COMET: Why We Are Running

(March 25, 2020) Columbia, SC – The COMET is a vital tool for transportation in the Midlands that is committed to connecting citizens to the places they need to go safely and reliably. During this time, we have been asked “Why are buses still… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
March 25, 2020
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The COMET to Operate on a Saturday Schedule Starting Thursday, March 19, 2020

(March 18, 2020) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced today that transit in the Midlands will operate on a Saturday schedule beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020. The COMET will remain operational for… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
March 18, 2020
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The COMET Takes COVID-19 Precautions and Adjusts Services

(March 16, 2020) Columbia, SC – Out of concern for the safety of the riding and general public, The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) has taken additional measures to prevent the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from affecting… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
March 16, 2020
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Mobility That Works For You!

posted by John Andoh
March 11, 2020
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The COMET Is Working Hard To Keep You Safe On Our Buses And Fight COVID-19!

The COMET has taken measures to prevent the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from affecting our passengers and assets: Hand sanitizers are installed on all 83 vehicles Signs inside all restrooms encouraging people to wash their hands… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
March 9, 2020
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THE COMET’S JOHN ANDOH, NAMED AMONG 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL

(February 28, 2020) Columbia, SC – Columbia Business Monthly has named John Andoh, Executive Director/CEO of Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), one of Columbia’s 50 Most Influential. The magazine makes its selection based on… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
February 28, 2020
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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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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