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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 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 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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Posted on May 11 2020

The COMET Earns High Marks On Financial Audits, Receives Award For Excellence

(May 11, 2020) Columbia, SC – For two consecutive years, The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) has received commendation on its financial audits. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Central Midlands ...

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Posted on Nov 12 2019

The COMET Financial Transparency

As a regional transportation authority created under South Carolina law that receives local sales tax, general fund, state and federal funding and exists for the service of the residents of Richland and Lexington Counties, The COMET believes the public has a right to our financial information. The COMET has created ...

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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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Read The COMET Newsletters

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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