Public Notice
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

Lower Richland Transportation Meeting on May 23rd from 6p-8p

Please join The COMET Management Team for a public meeting where they will listen to you on how to better serve the Lower Richland community. Your input is important. Your voice matters to us. Lower Richland Transportation Meeting Garners Ferry Adult Activity Center 8620 Garners Ferry Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061 ...

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Posted on Mar 02 2022

Public Notice of The COMET Finance Committee Meeting for March 2022

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors Finance Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 10:00 A.M.  The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC 29201 in ...

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Posted on Jan 03 2022

Service Announcement for Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Due to the Inauguration of the 45th Mayor of the City of Columbia, SC and Swearing In Ceremony for City Council Members, Laurel Street will be closed Tuesday, January 4 from Noon – 6 p.m. COMET buses will therefore line up on Sumter Street. Welcome to our new Mayor Rickenmann ...

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Posted on Apr 15 2021

Public Notice of Board of Directors COVID-19 Ad-Hoc Subcommittee Meeting 4/23/2021

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors COVID – 19 Ad-Hoc Subcommittee Meeting will be held on April 23, 2021 at 10:00 A.M.  The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC 29201 in ...

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Posted on Jan 11 2021

UofSC Transit Powered by The COMET

  UofSC Transit The COMET is now operating UofSC Transit under contract to the University of South Carolina.  UofSC Transit operates on 10 day time routes and two evening routes to make your life easy!  Best of all, the ride is free for students, staff and faculty of UofSC! To ...

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Posted on Dec 18 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 20 2020

Reimagine The COMET - A Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) and Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP)

In August 2020, The COMET and Central Midlands Council of Governments launched Reimagine The COMET, a Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) and Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP). SRTP's and COAs are in-depth studies that analyze transit agency services. Reimagine The COMET will pinpoint the strengths and challenges in the current system ...

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Posted on Jun 24 2020

Take The COMET On The Go! Partnership with Lyft and Uber

UPDATES: Effective January 1, 2021, The COMET will pay up to $8.00 for ridesharing trips that start and end in The COMET fixed route service area on Lyft and Uber. This is an increase from the previous $5.00 payment. Time changes are also in effect as follows: • COMET @ Night: ...

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Posted on Jun 22 2020

THE COMET, COMMUNITY PARTNERS LAUNCH TRIBUTE HONORING CIVIL RIGHTS ICON

    (June 22, 2020) Eastover, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), along with Columbia SC 63, Historic Columbia, Richland Library and Midlands area municipalities launched a tribute honoring local civil rights icon, Sarah Mae Flemming this morning at the Richland Library Eastover Branch, in The ...

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Posted on Apr 28 2020

The COMET Providing Food Delivery!

The COMET is providing food delivery for non-profit organizations in partnership with Senior Resources, Foodshare and Axiom Farms Cooperative! If you are interested in this service, please contact the respective organization: Senior Resources, Inc Axiom Farms Cooperative FoodShare Food banks and grocers will be added as they become available. If ...

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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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