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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 Special Service Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at 4:00 P.M.

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Special Service Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at 4:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 Lucius… [Read More]

posted by Paige Jernigan
November 24, 2020
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Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Special Board of Directors Meeting – Monday, November 30, 2020 at 12:00 P.M.

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Special Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Monday, November 30, 2020, at 12:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 Lucius… [Read More]

posted by Paige Jernigan
November 24, 2020
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CHRISTOPHER LAWSON APPOINTED TO THE COMET BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announces the appointment, by Richland County, of Christopher Lawson to its Board of Directors. Lawson is a First Lieutenant in the United States Army where he… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
November 23, 2020
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Holiday Service for UofSC Transit

On November 25 and then again from November 30 to December 23, UofSC Transit will operate a reduced service. Only Routes 13-North Loop, Route 14-Express and Route 20-West Campus will operate. There will be no service on November 26, 27, 28,… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
November 23, 2020
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Reimagine The COMET – A Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) and Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP)

In August 2020, The COMET and Central Midlands Council of Governments launched Reimagine The COMET, a Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) and Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP). SRTP’s and COAs are in-depth studies that analyze transit agency… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
November 20, 2020
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Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 12:00 P.M.

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 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 Paige Jernigan
November 13, 2020
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THE COMET RECEIVES FINANCIAL EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Recognition affirms The COMET’s responsible handling of Penny Tax and other funding Columbia, SC – The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
November 9, 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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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