Press Releases
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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Posted on May 17 2021

THE COMET PARTNERS WITH UBER, LYFT AND UNITED WAY OF THE MIDLANDS TO HELP INCREASE TRANSPORTATION ACCESS TO COVID-19 VACCINES

(May 17, 2021) Columbia, SC –The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) is partnering with rideshare programs, Uber and Lyft, and the United Way of the Midlands to provide access to rides to and from COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Richland and Lexington Counties as part of its Don’t Miss ...

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Posted on May 11 2021

COMET STAFF EARNS TOP CERTIFICATION IN TRANSIT MANAGEMENT

(May 11, 2021) Columbia, SC –The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announces that five staff members have successfully completed the Westgate Center for Leadership and Management Development Transit Paratransit Management Certificate Program. LeRoy DesChamps, Interim Executive Director; Rosalyn Andrews, Director of Finance/CFO; Dr. Arlene Prince, Director of Regulatory ...

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Posted on Apr 29 2021

THE COMET TO OFFER FREE COVID-19 VACCINES

(April 29, 2021) Columbia, SC –The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), in partnership with Health Force, LLC, will offer free COVID-19 vaccinations beginning Monday, May 3. Vaccines are free to the public on a first come, first served basis at the COMET Central transit hub located at the ...

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Posted on Apr 23 2021

COMET BOARD CHAIR WON’T MISS HIS SHOT, ENCOURAGES THE COMMUNITY TO GET VACCINATED

(April 23, 2021) Columbia, SC – The Chairman of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors was determined not to miss his shot! Derrick Huggins was anxiously awaiting his turn to receive his COVID-19 vaccination. Earlier today, Huggins rode one of The COMET’s fixed route buses ...

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Posted on Apr 09 2021

OVERTURE WALKER APPOINTED TO THE COMET BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(April 1, 2021) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announces the appointment, by Richland County, of Overture Walker to its Board of Directors. Overture Walker represents District 8, which runs from the northern portion of Forest Acres through Arcadia Lakes and Northeast Richland as far ...

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Posted on Mar 30 2021

THE COMET TO RESUME FARES APRIL 12, SODA CAP $1.00 TO RIDE

(March 30, 2021) Columbia, SC - Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced today that beginning Monday, April 12, fares will resume for the fixed route buses and the DART paratransit services. The downtown connector, Soda Cap, will no longer be free to ride, but will be $1.00 for ...

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Posted on Mar 08 2021

THE COMET NAMES PAMELA BYNOE-REED, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, PIO

(March 8, 2021) Columbia, SC - Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) is pleased to announce the promotion of Pamela Bynoe-Reed to Director of Marketing & Community Affairs/Public Information Officer. She will report to John C. Andoh, Executive Director/CEO. Bynoe-Reed will be responsible for the strategic direction and execution ...

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Posted on Feb 25 2021

WILL BRENNAN APPOINTED TO THE COMET BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(February 25, 2021) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announces the appointment, by the City of Columbia, of Will Brennan to its Board of Directors. Brennan represents District 3 on Columbia City Council and grew up in the Shandon neighborhood in Columbia. He currently resides ...

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Posted on Feb 16 2021

The COMET Issues Public Apology for Service Delivery Concerns

From The Desk of the Executive Director/CEO, John Andoh:   February 16, 2021   To our Riders and the General Public:   We are aware of the difficulties you may have experienced with The COMET’s service delivery recently. We are assertively working to ensure that The COMET buses run reliably, ...

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Posted on Feb 10 2021

APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE SPRING 2021 COMET ACADEMY

(February 10, 2021) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced today that applications are now being accepted for The COMET Academy, a leadership development program for those interested in understanding how public transit works. The COMET hosts the program at no charge to attendees. Because ...

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Posted on Feb 04 2021

THE COMET LAUNCHES “DON’T MISS YOUR SHOT” CAMPAIGN TODAY

Midlands Transit Organization Informs and Transports People to Vaccine Locations (February 4, 2021) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) launched a comprehensive campaign to inform and transport Midlands residents to major vaccination sites in Richland and Lexington Counties. “Don’t Miss Your Shot” seeks to connect ...

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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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