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Request for Quotation to Participate in The COMET Subsidized Taxi Program

Date Posted: May 4, 2020
End Date: May 15, 2020

This program will allow seniors 65 years old or older and people with disabilities, whom live in Richland and Lexington Counties to use taxis at a subsidized rate within the Columbia Urbanized Area.

There are set taxi rates set by the City of Columbia as shown below.


Initial Drop Charge: $2.00.

Per Mile Charge: $2.50.

Extra Passenger (over 2): $0.50.

Trunk Space Charge: $2.00.

Waiting Time/Traffic Delay Charge: $18/Hour.

Senior citizen (age 60 years and over) discount: 10% off total meter rate.

Please provide a response to this request for quotation in stating if you would provide a lower rate structure than the above mentioned.  The COMET anticipates 1,250 passengers trips a year would be provided through the creation of this program in year one, growing. At the minimum, since all the program participants are likely to be 65 years old or older, a 10% discount off the above pricing would need to be provided to the participants of this program.

If interested, please provide your proposed rate schedule and acknowledgement in relation to the attached Agreement with any exceptions to Brittany Terry, Mobility Management Specialist, The COMET, 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC 29201, fax to 803.255.7113 or email by May 15, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.

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