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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 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
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THE COMET OPENS NEW PARK AND RIDE LOT IN CHAPIN, HAS FOUR OTHER LOCATIONS IN NEWBERRY AND LEXINGTON COUNTIES

Starting Monday, November 4, 2019, in partnership with Mt. Horeb Church in Chapin, SC, The COMET will provide parking for Chapin residents at Mt. Horeb Church located at 101 East Boundary Street. Route 93X – I-26 Express will be re-routed to… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
October 30, 2019
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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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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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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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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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Allen University Affiliates Can Ride Free On The COMET!

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 701. Click here for details on… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
July 8, 2019