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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 Board of Directors Meeting – Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 12:00 P.M.

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 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
September 18, 2020
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Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors COVID-19 Ad-Hoc Subcommittee Meeting – Friday, September 18, 2020 at 12:00 P.M.

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors COVID-19 Ad-Hoc Subcommittee Meeting will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit… [Read More]

posted by Paige Jernigan
September 17, 2020
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THE COMET ANNOUNCES NEW OFFICERS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(September 16, 2020) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announces the election of new officers to its Board of Directors. The new officers were elected at the August 2020 meeting.     Col. (R) Roger… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
September 16, 2020
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Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Special Service Committee Meeting – Friday, September 18, 2020 at 11:00 A.M.

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Special Service Committee Meeting will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility… [Read More]

posted by Paige Jernigan
September 16, 2020
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DRIVER QUARANTINED AFTER POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST

(September 11, 2020) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced that a driver who is employed by their subcontractor, RATP Dev USA, Inc., has today tested positive for the novel coronavirus known as… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
September 13, 2020
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PUBLIC HEARING ON UPDATE TO THE COMET’S TITLE VI PLAN

This notice serves as an opportunity to request a public hearing on The COMET’s Title VI Plan. The COMET is committed to assuring full requirements with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. These federal statutes require that no person shall,… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
September 3, 2020
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PUBLIC HEARING ON SERVICE MODIFICATIONS TO THE COMET SERVICE EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by The COMET Board of Directors at Lowell C. Spires Regional Transit Facility, 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC 29021 on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. to consider the addition of… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
September 3, 2020
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APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE COMET ACADEMY

Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced today that applications are now being accepted for The COMET Academy, a leadership development program for those interested in how public transit works. The COMET… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
September 2, 2020
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UofSC Transit Powered by The COMET Starts September 1, 2020

  UofSC Transit The COMET is now operating UofSC Transit under contract to the University of South Carolina.  UofSC Transit operates on 10 day time routes and two evening routes to make your life easy!  Best of all, the ride is free!… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
August 31, 2020
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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