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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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Mobility That Works For You!

posted by John Andoh
March 11, 2020
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The COMET Is Working Hard To Keep You Safe On Our Buses And Fight COVID-19!

The COMET has taken measures to prevent the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from affecting our passengers and assets: Hand sanitizers are installed on all 83 vehicles Signs inside all restrooms encouraging people to wash their hands… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
March 9, 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 Route 44X is Now Boarding Between Columbia, Hopkins, Gadsden, Eastover and Sumter!

Eastover, Gadsden, Hopkins and Lower Richland residents! Your express ride is now here between Downtown Columbia and Sumter! Introducing The COMET Route 44X. The route is now boarding, Monday-Friday! Fares are $4.00 Details available at… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
February 12, 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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Introducing the “MY TRANSIT MANAGER” Smartphone App!

DART is excited to debut a new smartphone app enabling paratransit users to monitor the status of their trips in real-time. It provides riders the ability to see where their bus is on a map, automatically receive text alerts of when their bus is… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
December 3, 2019
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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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With Your Cool or Culture Pass…Ride The COMET to Fun in Columbia!

Cool and Culture Pass Users!  Why drive when you can take The COMET! Take advantage of Soda Cap Connector,  a free downtown circulator connecting many of the Downtown attractions while using the Cool Pass or Culture Pass and best of all the… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
October 8, 2019
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The COMET Riders Can Now Get $2.00 Off Admission At South Carolina State Museum!

Thanks to a partnership with South Carolina State Museum, The COMET riders who show a bus pass can get $2.00 off general admission. Visit http://scmuseum.org/ for details!  Soda Cap Connector Route 1 can get you to the front door of the South… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
October 8, 2019