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Attention DART Passengers: Effective July 1, My Transit Manager is suspended due to changes in operations contractors. 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 Until Further Notice. 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 Service Committee – July 8, 2020 at 12:00 P.M.

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Service Committee will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility –… [Read More]

posted by Paige Jernigan
July 7, 2020
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Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Finance Committee – Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 10:00 A.M.

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Finance Committee will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility –… [Read More]

posted by Paige Jernigan
July 7, 2020
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Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Executive Committee – July 2, 2020 at 12:00 P.M.

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Executive Committee will be held on Thursday, July 2, 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
July 2, 2020
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The COMET and The University of South Carolina Announce New Contract

(June 29, 2020) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) and the University of South Carolina (UofSC) announced a new contract that will better serve the students of the university and unify and strengthen the… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
June 29, 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
June 27, 2020
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Take The COMET On The Go! Partnership with Lyft

UPDATES: Effective June 1, 2020, the following changes to The COMET On The Go is in effect: 1. Uber is temporarily participating in the program. Details here: http://catchthecometsc.gov/whats-new/the-comet-on-the-go-and-uber . Lyft will be the… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
June 24, 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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IMPROVED AND UPGRADED COMET CENTRAL REOPENS DOWNTOWN WITH MANDATORY MASK REQUIREMENT

(June 16, 2020) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) reopened its downtown transit hub today with capital upgrades and a mandatory mask requirement. The hub, now known as COMET Central, has been closed since… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
June 16, 2020
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The COMET Awards New Service Contract For Fixed Route And Paratransit Programs

(June 1, 2020) Columbia, SC – The COMET announced today that The COMET Board has voted to award the Fixed Route and Paratransit Program Contract to RATP Dev effective July 1, 2020. The present five-year contract, currently held by Transdev… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
June 1, 2020
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The COMET On The Go! and Uber – Through July 31, 2020

Uber service has been restored for the interim through July 31, 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
June 1, 2020