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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 Pamela Bynoe-Reed
October 9, 2020

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by The COMET Board of Directors at Lowell C. Spires Regional Transit Facility, 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC 29021 on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. to consider the addition of new routes to support the UofSC Transit routes powered by The COMET and to restore Orbit Route 4 on a weekday schedule only.

The following new routes to be added are:

  • Route 13 – North Loop
  • Route 14 – Express
  • Route 15 – Yellow
  • Route 16 – Greek Village Lunch Express
  • Route 17 – Green
  • Route 18 – Red
  • Route 19 – Blue
  • Route 20 – West Campus
  • Route 23 – MTC Gateway Beltline Campus
  • Route 24 – Evening 1
  • Route 25 – Evening 2
  • Route 94 – MTC Gateway Airport Campus

The proposed route maps for UofSC Transit and Orbit Route 4 are available here: or by contact The COMET at 803.255.7100 to have them mailed to you.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the public hearing is available by calling  +1 803-462-5021 and entering 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. 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 or call 803.255.7087 or fax to 803.255.7113.