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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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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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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
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THE COMET OPENS NEW PARK AND RIDE LOT IN CHAPIN, HAS FOUR OTHER LOCATIONS IN NEWBERRY AND LEXINGTON COUNTIES

Starting Monday, November 4, 2019, in partnership with Mt. Horeb Church in Chapin, SC, The COMET will provide parking for Chapin residents at Mt. Horeb Church located at 101 East Boundary Street. Route 93X – I-26 Express will be re-routed to… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
October 30, 2019
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The COMET Service to W. J. Keenan High School

The COMET only provides service to W. J. Keenan High School (on Route 75) only when school is in session.  Download the school calendar to understand when service to these schools will operate: W. J. Keenan High School When W.J. Keenan High… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
August 13, 2019
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Toy Buses For Sale!

You can get toy buses the following ways for $20.00 (sales tax included): Visit Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Transit Station located at the 1780 Sumter Street between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
February 13, 2019
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Commute to work with The COMET Vanpool!

Through Commute With Enterprise, The COMET will subsidize $500 per month for each vanpool group formed. Vans must originate or end in Richland or Lexington Counties. For more information, click here to sign up or call… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
December 21, 2018
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Freedom of Information Act Procedure

     Freedom of Information Act Procedure FOIA Procedure – The COMET Request Form – FOIA FOIA Form – The COMET COLUMBIA-#1701987-v1-CMRTA_FOIA_Policy Executive Director/CEO or his designee is designated as the FOIA… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
December 11, 2018