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The Customer Service Window at Comet Central (Transit Center) will be closed for renovations on Thursday, October 10, 2019. You may buy your All Day or 7-Day passes on the bus. Please make sure that you have the correct change if you do not want a change card. Route 76, Fort Jackson will not go on base on September 26, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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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
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Columbia College and Allen University Affiliates Can Ride Free On The COMET!

Columbia College and Allen University affiliates which includes employee, students, faculty can ride The COMET free by showing their ID cards to the bus operator. Allen University is served by Routes 2, 12, 22, 42 and The 501 and… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
October 8, 2019
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Route 61 Detours During Gamecock Games

Route 61 detours during Gamecock games is listed below: From COMET Central, the route will take Sumter Street to Gervais Street Left on Gervais Street Right on Millwood Ave Merge onto Devine Street Right on S. Beltline Left on Bluff… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
October 8, 2019
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Take The COMET To The South Carolina State Fair on October 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2019

  Back after 13 years! The COMET will connect you to the South Carolina State Fair ! Shuttles operate on Friday, Saturday and Sunday on October 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20! Shuttle operated from South Carolina State Museum to the Fair…. [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
October 8, 2019
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Catch The COMET to Koger Center for The Arts and Get 10% off Box Office Tickets!

The COMET and Koger Center for the Arts have a new partnership! If you have a The COMET pass and you show it at the Koger Center for the Arts Box Office, you will get a 10% off discount off “Koger Center Presents” and University of South… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
September 11, 2019
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Take The COMET On The Go! Partnership with Lyft and Uber

The COMET is helping you go around the Columbia Metropolitan Area easily!  The COMET will pay up to $5.00 for ridesharing trips that start and end in The COMET fixed route service area on Lyft and Uber through the following two programs: COMET… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
August 13, 2019
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The COMET Service to W. J. Keenan High School

The COMET only provides service to W. J. Keenan High School (on Route 75) only when school is in session.  Download the school calendar to understand when service to these schools will operate: W. J. Keenan High School When W.J. Keenan High… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
August 13, 2019
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TransLoc Issues

The COMET currently has 45 vehicles running on AVID 3G devices for TransLoc Rider.  This is old technology that creates intermittent outages as cellular providers are sunsetting the 3G network.  Until The COMET updates these devices, tracking… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
July 9, 2019
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$5.00 Discount for The COMET Riders Going to Palmetto Outdoor Center!

The COMET has formed another partnership with Palmetto Outdoor Center! If you ride Soda Cap Connector Route 1 and show the business card on the bus or tell the representative at the West Columbia Riverwalk Kiosk that your rode the Soda Cap, you… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
June 5, 2019