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We keep the Midlands moving.

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Additional Apps to Help You Catch The COMET

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Moovit is like a personal assistant for your transit rides. It tracks real-time arrivals, alerts and more, so you can easily ride The COMET and stay up to date as you plan your trip.
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Token Transit

Token Transit is an easy, quick and convenient way to buy bus passes for The COMET straight from your phone.

News, Information 
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Check here to find out about the latest with The COMET.
Jun 24 2022


(June 24, 2022) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced that as of July 1, 2022, it would suspend Route 97, which provides service to Batesburg-Leesville in Lexington County. The decision was made by the organization’s Board of Directors due to low ridership on the route. The COMET launched Route […]
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Jun 17 2022

Public Notice of The COMET Board of Directors' Meeting for June 2022

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Meeting will be held on the FOURTH Wednesday of each month at NOON, unless otherwise noted. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC 29201 in the Conference Room A (Large). […]
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Jun 10 2022

Honoring Sarah Mae Flemming 68 years later

Sarah Mae Flemming is a champion and hero of civil rights thanks to her brave contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in 1954. Her legacy and actions were instrumental in helping end segregation in the U.S. Flemming was born June 28, 1933 as the oldest of seven children. She grew up on her family’s 130 acre land in what is now Eastover in Richland County.
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The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) is led by an Executive Director/CEO, dedicated staff, and board of directors. Our team is proud of the work we do to keep the Midlands moving.
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