The COMET is a transit system for everyone.
We keep the Midlands moving.

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Plan My Trip

Routes

Schedules and Maps

Select a Route

Full System MapComet Central MapClick here for all route and schedule PDFs

Track My Bus

Get real-time bus departures by stop ID or route.
Get Arrivals

Download the Transit App to plan your route, buy your pass and track your bus.

Additional Apps to Help You Catch The COMET

MOOVIT App

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.

Token Transit

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

News, Information 
& Business

Check here to find out about the latest with The COMET.
May 06 2022

Public Notice of The COMET Finance Committee Meeting for May 2022

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors Finance Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 10:00 A.M.  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). Finance […]
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May 06 2022

Public Notice of The COMET Service Committee Meeting for May 2022

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors Service Committee Meeting will be held Wednesday May 11, 2022 at NOON. This meeting will have a special section dedicated to responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 […]
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May 04 2022

COMET ROLLS OUT NEW SERVICE PLAN AIMED AT IMPROVING ON-TIME PERFORMANCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPamela Bynoe-ReedDirector of Marketing and Community Affairs/PIO, The COMET803.255.7139 – o803.834.1811 - mPbynoe-reed@thecometsc.gov (May 4, 2022) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced the rollout of a service plan aimed at improving on-time performance of its fixed route system. Beginning Sunday May 8, new schedules and route maps […]
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Leadership

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.
See Our Board of Directors