Press Releases
Posted on Jun 24 2022

COMET SUSPENDS SERVICES IN BATESBURG-LEESVILLE BEGINNING JULY 1

(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 ...

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Posted on May 20 2022

COMET TO CONNECT WITH LOWER RICHLAND FOR TRANSIT SERVICE FEEDBACK (rescheduled for June 20, 2022)

(May 20, 2022) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) is seeking feedback from the Lower Richland Community regarding its transportation services.The townhall styled meeting will be held 6 p.m. on Monday, May 23 at the Adult Activity Center on 8620 Garner’s Ferry Road in Hopkins, ...

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Posted on 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, ...

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Posted on Apr 21 2022

COMET RECEIVES AWARDS AT LIVE UNITED EVENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPamela Bynoe-ReedDirector of Marketing and Community Affairs/PIO, The COMET803.255.7139 – o803.834.1811 - mPbynoe-reed@thecometsc.gov (April 21, 2022) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) received two awards at the Live United Awards hosted by United Way of the Midlands at Central Energy on April 20. ...

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Posted on Apr 05 2022

TINA HERBERT APPOINTED TO THE COMET BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPamela Bynoe-ReedDirector of Marketing and Community Affairs/PIO, The COMET803.255.7139 – o803.834.1811 - mPbynoe-reed@thecometsc.gov (April 5, 2022) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announces the appointment, by the City of Columbia, of Tina Herbert to its Board of Directors. Ms. Herbert is a Columbia ...

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Posted on Mar 10 2022

COMET’S LEROY DESCHAMPS RECEIVES PRESIDENT’S AWARD AT ANNUAL TASC CONFERENCE

(March 10, 2022) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) is proud to announce that LeRoy DesChamps, the organization’s COO and Director of Administration was selected for the 2022 TASC Awards of Excellence – President’s Award for Dedication to Community Award at the association’s annual conference ...

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Posted on Jan 03 2022

THE COMET BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTS NEW CHAIR, VICE CHAIR

January 3, 2022) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) today announced the election of new officers to its Board of Directors.   Allison Terracio was elected as the Board’s Chairwoman. Terracio previously served as Vice Chair and assumed interim governing duties of the Board when ...

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Posted on Nov 12 2021

CATCH THE COMET FOR FREE TO VOTE ON TUESDAY NOV. 16!

Runoff Elections include Columbia Mayoral Race, City Council At-Large   (November 12, 2021) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) wants to help riders exercise their right to vote. The COMET fixed route buses and DART services will be free for those going to vote in ...

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Posted on Nov 01 2021

DERRICK HUGGINS NAMED INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT THE COMET

(November 1, 2021) Columbia, SC –The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced today that it has named Derrick Huggins as the Interim Executive Director after a unanimous vote from The COMET’s Board of Directors at their recent meeting. Huggins, who has served on the Board of Directors of ...

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Posted on Oct 22 2021

LIFELINE 31-DAY TRANSIT PASS NOW AVAILABLE TO LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS IN RICHLAND COUNTY

(October 22, 2021) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced a new Richland County Lifeline Program which will provide transit passes for low-income residents. For those who need social services, health care, employment and quality of life opportunities, The COMET will offer 31-day bus passes ...

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Posted on Jul 20 2021

THE COMET AWARDED $2.9M GRANT FROM FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

(July 20, 2021) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) has been selected to receive $2,935,190 under Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA’s) Low or No Emission Vehicle Program for Fiscal Year 2021. The grant allows The COMET, which provides service in Richland and Lexington Counties, to purchase ...

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Posted on Jul 13 2021

PAMELA BYNOE-REED SELECTED FOR 2021 SC WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARD

(July 13, 2021) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) is proud to announce that Pamela Bynoe-Reed, the organization’s Director of Marketing & Community Affairs/PIO has been selected by Integrated Media Publishing as one of the 2021 SC Women in Business: Women to Watch. The prestigious ...

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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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