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Posted on Feb 22 2024

What is the Richland County Penny Tax?

Richland County’s penny tax has been instrumental in The COMET's success, allowing The COMET to expand many of its services and its overall impact across the Midlands.  So, what exactly is the Richland County Penny Tax? In 2012, Richland County residents voted to approve a referendum for the Transportation Penny ...

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Posted on Feb 27 2023

APPLY TO THE SPRING 2023 COMET ACADEMY

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority is currently accepting applications for the third year of The COMET Academy, a leadership development program for those who’d like to learn about the public transit system.   The goal of The COMET Academy is to create community members who serve as a resource and ...

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Posted on Feb 23 2024

Public Notice of The COMET Board of Directors' Meeting for February 2024

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Meeting will be held on the FOURTH Wednesday of each month at NOON, unless otherwise noted. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 ...

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Posted on Feb 09 2024

Public Notice of The COMET Service Committee Meeting for February 2024

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors Service Committee Meeting is held on the SECOND Wednesday of each month at NOON.  The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 ...

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Posted on Feb 08 2024

Public Notice of The COMET Intermodal Committee Meeting for February 2024

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors Intermodal Committee will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC 29201 in the ...

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Posted on Feb 08 2024

Public Notice of The COMET Finance Committee Meeting for February 2024

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors Finance Committee Meeting is held on the SECOND Wednesday of each month at 10:00 A.M.  The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – ...

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Posted on Jan 18 2024

Public Notice of The COMET Board of Directors' Meeting for January 2024

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Meeting will be held on the FOURTH Wednesday of each month at NOON, unless otherwise noted. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 ...

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Posted on Jan 03 2024

Public Notice of The COMET Service Committee Meeting for January 2024

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors Service Committee Meeting will be held on the SECOND Wednesday of each month at NOON. The next meeting is scheduled for January 10, 2024. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit ...

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Posted on Jan 03 2024

Public Notice of The COMET Finance Meeting for January 2024

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors Finance Committee Meeting will be held on the SECOND Wednesday of each month at 10:00 A.M.  The next meeting is Wednesday, January 10, 2024. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional ...

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Posted on Dec 07 2023

Public Notice of The COMET Board of Directors' Meeting for November/December 2023

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Meeting will be held on the FOURTH Wednesday of each month at NOON, unless otherwise noted. The next meeting is a combination of November and December and is the last regular board meeting of 2023. It will be ...

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Posted on Nov 29 2023

MAURICE PEARL NAMED COMET’S NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO

(November 29, 2023) Columbia, SC –The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors announces that it has appointed Maurice Pearl as its new Executive Director/CEO after conducting a nationwide search. “I am excited to be welcomed into The COMET family and am eager to serve the Midlands ...

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Posted on Nov 03 2023

Public Notice of The COMET Service Committee Meeting for November/December 2023

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors Service Committee Meeting is held on the SECOND Wednesday of each month at NOON, unless otherwise noted.  The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit ...

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Posted on Nov 03 2023

Public Notice of The COMET Finance Committee Meeting for November/December 2023

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors Finance Committee Meeting is held on the SECOND Wednesday of each month at 10:00 A.M, unless otherwise noted.  The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional ...

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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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