Press Releases
Posted on Jan 27 2021

THE COMET ELECTS 2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS

(January 27, 2021) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced the election of new officers to its Board of Directors at their January meeting, which was held today. “We congratulate our new officers for The COMET Board of Directors and look forward to an exciting ...

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Posted on Jan 19 2021

The COMET and Able-SC Debut Two New Mobility Programs for Seniors and the Disabled

(January 19, 2021) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), in collaboration with Able South Carolina, announced two new mobility programs for citizens of the Midlands who are underserved by the present transit system. The funding for the mobility programs is made possible through a Federal ...

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Posted on Jan 19 2021

The COMET and Able-SC Debut Two New Mobility Programs for Seniors and the Disabled

(January 19, 2021) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), in collaboration with Able South Carolina, announced two new mobility programs for citizens of the Midlands who are underserved by the present transit system. The funding for the mobility programs is made possible through a Federal ...

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Posted on Jan 15 2021

THE COMET FINANCIAL TEAM RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS BUDGET AWARD

High honor commends excellence in handling and reporting all funding, including the Richland Penny (January 15, 2021) Columbia, SC – Government Finance Officers Association recently announced that Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority, South Carolina (The COMET), has received GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. The COMET accounting team, ...

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Posted on Jan 13 2021

PARATRANSIT DRIVER QUARANTINED AFTER POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST

(January 13, 2021) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced today that a driver of Transportation Care Services (TCS), which operates DART and is a subcontractor of RATP Dev USA, Inc., has tested positive today for coronavirus during the routine mandatory testing of all employees. ...

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Posted on Dec 17 2020

AFTER POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST, DRIVER QUARANTINED

(December 17, 2020) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced that a driver who is employed by their subcontractor, RATP Dev USA, Inc., has today tested positive for the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. The driver last worked Tuesday and operated routes 501/55, bus unit ...

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Posted on Dec 16 2020

THE COMET PARTNERS WITH SC DHEC TO PROVIDE COVID-19 TESTING TO RIDERS

(December 16, 2020) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC), will provide free COVID-19 tests for passengers of the bus system beginning today. SC DHEC has set up a testing kiosk at ...

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Posted on Nov 25 2020

THE COMET RELEASES VISION: 2020/COMPASS PROGRESS REPORT

Document details financial stewardship and fulfillment of commitment to the community. (November 25, 2020) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) is pleased to present the release of their Vision:2020/COMPASS progress report, which provides the Board of Directors, the Central Midlands community and other key stakeholders ...

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Posted on Nov 25 2020

DRIVER QUARANTINED IMMEDIATELY AFTER POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST

(November 25, 2020) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced that a driver who is employed by their subcontractor, RATP Dev USA, Inc., has today tested positive for the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. The driver last worked yesterday and operated routes 701/75, bus unit ...

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Posted on Nov 20 2020

CHRISTOPHER LAWSON APPOINTED TO THE COMET BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(November 20, 2020) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announces the appointment, by Richland County, of Christopher Lawson to its Board of Directors. Lawson is a First Lieutenant in the United States Army where he serves as a transportation officer. He also brings experience as ...

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Posted on Nov 12 2020

THE COMET RELEASES CONCEPTS FOR A NEW TRANSIT FUTURE

Reimagine The COMET Invites Public Input to Create a More Efficient Bus Network  (November 12, 2020) Columbia, SC – What should the future of public transit look like in the Central Midlands region? The COMET wants the community to help decide by responding to two concepts of what a new ...

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Posted on Nov 09 2020

THE COMET RECEIVES FINANCIAL EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Recognition affirms The COMET’s responsible handling of Penny Tax and other funding (November 9, 2020) Columbia, SC – The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) for ...

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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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