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The COMET and National Safe Place Network Unite to Keep Youth Safe in The Central Midlands of South Carolina

(January 09, 2020) Columbia, SC – The COMET and National Safe Place Network (NSPN) are pleased to announce their new partnership to expand the safety net for youth in crisis, beginning January of 2020. Through the Safe Place transit model NSPN… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
January 9, 2020
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The COMET announces real-time information available through new partner app Transit

(January 6, 2020) Columbia, SC – The COMET today announced an easy and user-friendly way to track your bus with the new mobile app Transit. Transit counts millions of active users in more than 200 cities worldwide and is now available for riders… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
January 6, 2020
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The COMET’s Access Advisory Committee Needs You!

The COMET invites you to participate in the Access Advisory Committee (AAC). The mission of the AAC is to improve transit mobility options and services for seniors and people with disabilities. The benefits of participating include but are not… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
January 6, 2020
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Introducing the “MY TRANSIT MANAGER” Smartphone App!

DART is excited to debut a new smartphone app enabling paratransit users to monitor the status of their trips in real-time. It provides riders the ability to see where their bus is on a map, automatically receive text alerts of when their bus is… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
December 3, 2019
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The COMET’s Response To Potential Ineligible Use of $1.4 Million Dollars of the Richland County Transportation Penny

In light of the recent article about the potential of $1.4 million being ineligible use of the Richland County Transportation Penny, some facts are available below. The COMET has always been, and will continue to be, committed to being open and… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
November 12, 2019
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The COMET Financial Transparency

As a regional transportation authority created under South Carolina law that receives local sales tax, general fund, state and federal funding and exists for the service of the residents of Richland and Lexington Counties, The COMET believes the… [Read More]

posted by Missey.Lawlor
November 12, 2019
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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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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