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

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Routes

Schedules and Maps

Select a Route

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Track My Bus

Get real-time bus departures by stop ID or route. Enter "33" before your stop ID for tracking by stop.
Get Arrivals

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

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Additional Apps to Help You Catch The COMET

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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.
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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 
& Business

Check here to find out about the latest with The COMET.
Feb 23 2024

Public Notice of The COMET Board of Directors' Meeting for February 2024

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 next meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC 29201 […]
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Feb 22 2024

What is the Richland County Penny Tax?

Richland County’s penny tax has been instrumental in The COMET's success, allowing The COMET to expand many of its services and its overall impact across the Midlands.  So, what exactly is the Richland County Penny Tax? In 2012, Richland County residents voted to approve a referendum for the Transportation Penny Tax Program (or Richland County […]
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Feb 09 2024

Public Notice of The COMET Service Committee Meeting for February 2024

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors Service Committee Meeting is held on the SECOND Wednesday of each month at NOON.  The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC 29201 […]
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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