Public Notice
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


    (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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Posted on Apr 08 2020

Volunteer Travel Navigator

Travel Navigator Volunteer Job Description Purpose Under the supervision of the Mobility Management Specialist, this position will be responsible for educating and assisting persons with disabilities, the elderly, and general public on the availability and use of public transportation and The COMET in a one-on-one setting. Preferred Education and Experience ...

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Posted on Mar 24 2020

The COMET: Why We Are Running

(March 24, 2020) Columbia, SC – The COMET is a vital tool for transportation in the Midlands that is committed to connecting citizens to the places they need to go safely and reliably. During this time, we have been asked “Why are buses still on the road?”. To understand the ...

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Posted on Jan 06 2020

The COMET’s Access Advisory Committee Needs You!

The COMET invites you to participate in the Access Advisory Committee (AAC). The mission of the AAC is to improve transit mobility options and services for seniors and people with disabilities. The benefits of participating include but are not limited to: • Letting us know what you need to better ...

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Posted on Dec 05 2018


CONNECTING BETWEEN BUSES The COMET will wait up to three (3) minutes beyond its scheduled time for connecting buses at the COMET Central in Downtown Columbia and at the following SuperStop locations: Crowson Harbison Walmart Koon & Cody Columbia Place Mall Forest Drive Sam's Club Village at Sandhills - Fashion ...

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Posted on Jul 27 2018

Freedom of Information Act Procedure

     Freedom of Information Act Procedure FOIA Form - The COMET - 2020 COLUMBIA-#1701987-v1-CMRTA_FOIA_Policy Executive Director/CEO or his designee is designated as the FOIA Officer. That officer may designate other individuals to fulfill the duties of the FOIA Officer position. All The COMET employees must forward FOIA requests to the ...

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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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