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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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What’s New


posted by John Andoh
October 9, 2020

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, October 28, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. to consider the following changes to The COMET service as defined below:

Extend Pilot Routes

  • Route 44X – Lower Richland Express
  • Route 97 – Batesburg-Leesville Rural

Increase Service

  • Route 45 – Leesburg-Hazelwood
  • Route 47 – Eastover/Gadsden ReFlex
  • The COMET On The Go! with Lyft and Uber

Required Adjustments

  • DART ADA Paratransit

Restructure Service for Efficiency

  • Route 46 Lower Richland ReFlex
  • Route 53X Killian Express
  • Route 57L Killian/Clemson Local
  • Route 62 Hopkins ReFlex
  • Route 74 Harrison/Trenholm
  • On Demand

Schedule Changes

  • Route 6 Eau Claire
  • Route 11 Fairfield
  • Route 12 Edgewood
  • Route 21 Rosewood
  • Route 22 Harden
  • Route 31 Denny Terrace ReFlex
  • Route 32 North Main/ Hardscrabble
  • Route 42 Millwood
  • Route 55 Sandhills
  • Route 61 Shop
  • Route 75 Decker/Parklane
  • Route 77 Polo Road
  • Route 84 Bush River/St. Andrews
  • Route 88 Beltline Crosstown
  • The 101 North Main
  • The 301 Farrow Road
  • The 401 Devine
  • The 501 Two Notch
  • The 701 Forest
  • The 801 Broad River

Service Reductions Due to Funding

  • Route 83L     St. Andrews Local
  • Route 91       Springdale/Cayce
  • Route 96L      West Columbia/Cayce
  • Soda Cap Connector 1               West Columbia/Cayce to Main Street Columbia

Routes Remaining Suspended Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Route 76                        Fort Jackson
  • Route 93X                      I-26 Express
  • Soda Cap Connector 2   Main Street Columbia to Five Points & UofSC
  • Soda Cap Connector 3   Segra Park to Hampton & Main

Detailed information is available here:

Due to COVID19 pandemic, the public hearing is available by calling  +1 803-462- 5021   and enter Conference ID: 906 352 699# at 12:00 noon.   If you want to attend in person,  meeting location is accessible via The COMET Route 6 or DART (for eligible riders) by making a reservation to 803.255.7123 and a face covering is required, as well as social distancing.

The COMET invites the public to comment on the service modifications. For further information or to comment, please contact John Andoh, Executive Director/CEO, The COMET, 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC 29201, email, call 803.255.7087 or fax to 803.255.7113.

December 6, 2020 Service Change Flyer