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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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Summer Service Enhancements Start Monday, August 19, 2019

The COMET will be implementing service enhancements on Monday, August 19, 2019.   In an effort to improve on-time performance, many The COMET routes will be rescheduled in which a new pulse system will be created at COMET Central at the corner of… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
August 7, 2019
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PUBLIC HEARING ON MODIFICATIONS TO THE COMET FARES STRUCTURE

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, August 28, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. to consider the modifications… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
August 4, 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
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Emergency Ride Home Program

Hesitant to take the bus to work because you might need your car in an emergency? The Emergency Ride Home program provides registered The COMET Routes 44X, 53X, 92X and 93X, as well as The COMET Vanpool customers with a taxi, Lyft or Uber ride… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
May 27, 2019
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Crowson Road SuperStop Closure Effective Sunday, May 27, 2019

Due to construction on Crowson Road, Routes 21, 42, 45, 46, 47, 62, 88 and The 401 will be relocated to Rosewood Drive @ Beltline Road next to Midlands Technical College. This change will be in place for approximately two to three months. We… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
May 16, 2019
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Take Soda Cap Connector Route 3 to Segra Park for Fireflies Games

Soda Cap Connector Route 3 will operate along Laurel, Sumter, Gervais, Assembly, Main, Richland and Bull Streets to Segra Park.  The service begins 1 hour before the game up to 1 hour after the game, with one bus operating approximately every… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
April 8, 2019
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Catch The COMET to Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College

The COMET provides bus service to Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College seven days a week for theatre- goers wanting to avoid driving and parking hassles! Take The 801 from Downtown Columbia via Broad River Road and Harbison Walmart to… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
March 24, 2019