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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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Posted on Feb 02 2021

The COMET Is Working Hard To Keep You Safe On Our Buses And Fight COVID-19!

In monitoring COVID-19, The COMET is striving to exhaust all measures to keep passengers safe. Understanding the potential challenges that the community may face in the coming weeks, we would like to continue to encourage all riders to limit travel to only essential locations. It should be noted, we too ...

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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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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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