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Route 7, the Inclement Weather Center bus will be suspended April 1, 2021 for the end of the season. Fares will resume on Fixed Route and DART beginning Monday, April 12. Soda Cap Connector will be $1.00 for Basic fare and $.50 for Discount Half Fare. Effective immediately: NO eating/drinking on the buses until the pandemic is over in order to comply with the Federal mask requirements Effective Immediately, per CDC Guidelines, Masks Must Be Worn When Using The COMET and Accessing its Facilities! TransLoc and My Transit Manager is not available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. A new system will be available in March of 2021
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THE COMET PARTNERS WITH UBER, LYFT AND UNITED WAY OF THE MIDLANDS TO HELP INCREASE TRANSPORTATION ACCESS TO COVID-19 VACCINES

(May 17, 2021) Columbia, SC –The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) is partnering with rideshare programs, Uber and Lyft, and the United Way of the Midlands to provide access to rides to and from COVID-19 vaccination… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
May 17, 2021
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THE COMET TO RESUME FARES APRIL 12, SODA CAP $1.00 TO RIDE

(March 30, 2021) Columbia, SC – Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced today that beginning Monday, April 12, fares will resume for the fixed route buses and the DART paratransit services. The downtown connector, Soda Cap,… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
March 30, 2021
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The COMET Issues Public Apology for Service Delivery Concerns

From The Desk of the Executive Director/CEO, John Andoh:   February 16, 2021   To our Riders and the General Public:   We are aware of the difficulties you may have experienced with The COMET’s service delivery… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
February 16, 2021
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THE COMET LAUNCHES “DON’T MISS YOUR SHOT” CAMPAIGN TODAY

Midlands Transit Organization Informs and Transports People to Vaccine Locations (February 4, 2021) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) launched a comprehensive campaign to inform and transport Midlands… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
February 4, 2021
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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
February 2, 2021
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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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Park and Ride Lots on Route 44X – Lower Richland Express and Route 93X – I-26 Express

The COMET has park and ride lots available for use by The COMET riders, vanpools and carpools located throughout the service area in Richland, Lexington, Sumter and Newberry Counties available at the following locations: Along the I-26… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
February 2, 2021
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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
February 2, 2021
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UofSC Transit Powered by The COMET

  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
January 11, 2021
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The COMET Riders Can Ride Blue Bike For Free!

If you ride The COMET, ask the bus operator, ask for a code to ride Blue Bike SC for free for unlimited 45 minute sessions! Find your Blue Bike stations on their website @ https://www.bluebikesc.com. Download the Blue Bike Brochure for… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
August 31, 2020