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Due to road construction until 11/30/20, Soda Cap Route 1 will detour as follows: Starting outbound from Assembly St to Right on Laurel Street to Right on Marion to Right on Taylor to Left on Main Street, then Continue regular route. TransLoc is not available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. A new system will be available in the next 30-60 days. UofSC Transit Begins Service on September 1, 2020. See Whats New For Details. Attention DART Passengers: Effective July 1, My Transit Manager is suspended. 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. 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 Thanksgiving 2020 Service Schedule

On Thursday, November 26, 2020, there will be no The COMET or UofSC Transit service operating, except Route 7 to the Inclement Weather Center during its operating hours. However, COMET at Night will operate with Uber and Lyft starting at 9 p.m…. [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
November 25, 2020
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Holiday Service for UofSC Transit

On November 25 and then again from November 30 to December 23, UofSC Transit will operate a reduced service. Only Routes 13-North Loop, Route 14-Express and Route 20-West Campus will operate. There will be no service on November 26, 27, 28,… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
November 23, 2020
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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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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
November 16, 2020
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The COMET On The Go! and Uber – Through November 30, 2020

Uber service has been restored for the interim through November 30, 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
October 23, 2020
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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
October 12, 2020
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PUBLIC HEARING ON SERVICE MODIFICATIONS TO THE COMET SERVICE EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 6, 2020

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by The COMET Board of Directors at Lowell J. Spires Regional Transit Facility, 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC 29021 on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. to consider the following… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
October 9, 2020
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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. Blue Bike… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
August 31, 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
August 31, 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