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Posted on Apr 05 2024

Public Notice of The COMET Finance Committee Meeting for April 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, April 10, 2024, at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – ...

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Posted on Mar 23 2024

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

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 27th at NOON. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC 29201 in the Derrick E. Huggins Boardroom, 2nd ...

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Posted on Mar 14 2024

Public Notice of The COMET Vision 2040 Ad Hoc Committee Meeting

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors Vision 2040 Ad Hoc Committee Meeting will be held on Monday, March 18, 2024, at 10:00 A.M.  The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, ...

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Posted on Mar 13 2024

Empowering Our Community: The Transformative Impact of One-Third of a Penny

By Maurice Pearl, Executive Director/CEO for Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (TheCOMET) Since November of 2023, I have had the honor of being at the helm of The COMET, the Midlands’ public transportation system. I recently reflected that our day is comprised of thirds, one-third for sleep, one-third for leisure, ...

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Posted on Mar 08 2024

Public Notice of The COMET Intermodal Committee Meeting for March 2024

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors Intermodal Committee will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 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 Mar 08 2024

Public Notice of The COMET Service Committee Meeting for March 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, March 13, 2024, at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 ...

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Posted on Mar 08 2024

Public Notice of The COMET Finance Committee Meeting for March 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, March 13, 2024, at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – ...

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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 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 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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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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