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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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The COMET Is Working Hard To Keep You Safe On Our Buses And Fight COVID-19!

In monitoring COVID-19, The COMET is striving to exhaust all measures to keep passengers safe. Understanding the potential challenges that the community may face in the coming weeks, we would like to continue to encourage all riders to limit… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
August 31, 2020
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THE COMET, COMMUNITY PARTNERS LAUNCH TRIBUTE HONORING CIVIL RIGHTS ICON

    (June 22, 2020) Eastover, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), along with Columbia SC 63, Historic Columbia, Richland Library and Midlands area municipalities launched a tribute honoring local civil rights icon,… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
June 22, 2020
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The COMET Earns High Marks On Financial Audits, Receives Award For Excellence

(May 11, 2020) Columbia, SC – For two consecutive years, The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) has received commendation on its financial audits. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
May 11, 2020
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The COMET is Now in TransSee

TransSee now support the COMET with real time arrivals. The real time transit prediction webapp TransSee now supports The COMET serving Columbia, South Carolina. It’s features includes: TransSee does not need to be installed and can be run… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
May 10, 2020
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The COMET: Why We Are Running

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 on the road?”. To… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
March 30, 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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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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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