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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]