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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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PUBLIC HEARING ON SERVICE MODIFICATIONS TO THE COMET SERVICE EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by The COMET Board of Directors at Lowell C. Spires Regional Transit Facility, 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC 29021 on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. to consider the addition of… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
September 3, 2020
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UofSC Transit Powered by The COMET Starts September 1, 2020

  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
August 31, 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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The COMET On The Go! and Uber – Through September 30, 2020

Uber service has been restored for the interim through September 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
August 31, 2020
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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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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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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