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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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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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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 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
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The COMET is Now in TransSee

TransSee now support the COMET with real time arrivals. The real time transit prediction webapp TransSee now supports The COMET serving Columbia, South Carolina. It’s features includes: TransSee does not need to be installed and can be run… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
May 10, 2020
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The COMET Providing Food Delivery!

The COMET is providing food delivery for non-profit organizations in partnership with Senior Resources, Foodshare and Axiom Farms Cooperative! If you are interested in this service, please contact the respective organization: Senior Resources,… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
April 28, 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