In the News
Posted on Oct 08 2019

Route 61 Detours During Gamecock Games

Route 61 detours during Gamecock games is listed below: From COMET Central, the route will take Sumter Street to Gervais Street Left on Gervais Street Right on Millwood Ave Merge onto Devine Street Right on S. Beltline Left on Bluff Road To the regular route. Reverse route when traveling inbound. ...

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Posted on Sep 11 2019

Catch The COMET to Koger Center for The Arts and Get 10% off Box Office Tickets!

The COMET and Koger Center for the Arts have a new partnership! If you have a The COMET pass and you show it at the Koger Center for the Arts Box Office, you will get a 10% off discount off “Koger Center Presents” and University of South Carolina Symphony Performances. More details about the ...

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Posted on Jun 27 2019

Installing Benches, Shelters and Bus Stop Signs: The Top 5 Things You Need to Know

1. Right-of-way is the hardest part. SCDOT will permit shelters on state property, but without we need easements from private property owners. Power poles tell the story of where the ROW is. 2. Indemnification. In SC, governments cannot indemnify property owners. This is the #1 reason property owners say they ...

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Posted on Jun 05 2019

$5.00 Discount for The COMET Riders Going to Palmetto Outdoor Center!

The COMET has formed another partnership with Palmetto Outdoor Center! If you ride Soda Cap Connector Route 1 and show the business card on the bus or tell the representative at the West Columbia Riverwalk Kiosk that your rode the Soda Cap, you will receive a $5.00 off of deluxe or ...

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Posted on May 28 2019

Sponsor The Soda Cap Connector

Become a Soda Cap Connector Sponsor! The COMET is looking for a sponsor for the Soda Cap Connector.  This is a great way to get your product, service or event exposure to thousands of The COMET riders and the thousands more who see the Soda Cap Connector travel throughout Downtown ...

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Posted on May 27 2019

Emergency Ride Home Program

Hesitant to take the bus to work because you might need your car in an emergency? The Emergency Ride Home program provides registered The COMET Routes 44X, 53X, 92X and 93X, as well as The COMET Vanpool customers with a taxi, Lyft or Uber ride home in the event of ...

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Posted on May 16 2019

See Something! Say Something with ELERTS!

The COMET riders can now quickly and easily report safety and security concerns directly to The COMET operations staff, using ELERTS incident reporting platform. Text-A-Tip is one more element of the See Something, Say Something program introduced April 8th. By simply texting to 803 828 0950, riders can discreetly report ...

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Posted on Apr 24 2019

Tokens for Sale at the Transit Center!

SCE&G tokens for sale at the Transit Center @ 1745 Sumter Street, Columbia! Get yourself a historical piece to cherish! $1.00 a piece!   Sorry, they can't be used to ride the bus, however, If you are lucky you can even get a old Charleston bus token as well!

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Posted on Mar 26 2019

Developer Resources & General Transit Feed Specification

The COMET loves developers. The COMET provides transit data, including real-time feeds of our bus services, to promote transparency and encourage developer participation to create innovative apps that will help Central Midlands residents use our services efficiently. This data is provided by The COMET and is available for everyone to ...

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Posted on Mar 24 2019

Catch The COMET to Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College

The COMET provides bus service to Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College seven days a week for theatre- goers wanting to avoid driving and parking hassles! Take The 801 from Downtown Columbia via Broad River Road and Harbison Walmart to the theatre.   Show a The COMET 1, 5, 7, ...

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Posted on Mar 23 2019

Take The COMET To The Zoo!

The COMET now provides service to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden by way of Route 84 between Downtown Columbia and St. Andrews community. Transportation to the Zoo on Route 84 is on request, every 60 minutes, during the Zoo and Garden normal business hours. Passengers whom show their The COMET All ...

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Posted on Feb 13 2019

Toy Buses For Sale!

You can get toy buses the following ways for $20.00 (sales tax included): Visit Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Transit Station located at the 1780 Sumter Street between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. on weekends. Come to our main ...

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The COMET in the Community

Did you know The COMET hosts events at COMET Central throughout the year and attends various events in the community? We love to bring people together through the support of local community events. During these events, you can learn more about riding the COMET and even hop on a bus during one of our lounge experiences. Plus, we usually bring freebies, promo items and more. Check out our upcoming calendar!
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Stay up to date on everything happening at The COMET by subscribing to our online newsletter. You can also find printed newsletters on the buses or at COMET Central.
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