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Posted on Mar 16 2020

The COMET Takes COVID-19 Precautions and Adjusts Services

(March 16, 2020) Columbia, SC – Out of concern for the safety of the riding and general public, The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) has taken additional measures to prevent the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from affecting our passengers, drivers, employees and assets. The COMET is coordinating information with ...

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Posted on Feb 28 2020

THE COMET’S JOHN ANDOH, NAMED AMONG 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL

(February 28, 2020) Columbia, SC - Columbia Business Monthly has named John Andoh, Executive Director/CEO of Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), one of Columbia’s 50 Most Influential. The magazine makes its selection based on staff research and community nominations. Andoh has a strong passion for public transportation and ...

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Posted on Feb 28 2020

THE COMET TO OFFER FREE BUS SERVICE FOR VOTERS TOMORROW

All fixed route services will offer free rides to the polls for Saturday’s primary The COMET is helping to get people to the polls for Saturday’s Democratic Primary by offering free bus service on all fixed routes. The fare free services will be in effect all day on Saturday, Feb ...

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Posted on Feb 25 2020

THE COMET ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES

(February 5, 2020) Columbia, SC - Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) is pleased to announce the following organizational changes. These individuals will report to John C. Andoh, Executive Director/CEO. LeRoy DesChamps has been named the Director of Administration & Operations/COO. In this role, he oversees and directs all ...

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Posted on Feb 24 2020

LIFELINE 31-DAY TRANSIT PASS COMING TO LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS IN LEXINGTON COUNTY

(February 24, 2020) Columbia, SC – The COMET received funding from the Lexington County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to start a new lifeline 31-day transit pass program. For those who need social services, health care, employment and quality of life opportunities, The COMET will offer bus passes at ...

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Posted on Feb 12 2020

THE COMET OFFERS CONTEST TO WIN DINNER AND TICKETS TO SEE TRUSTUS PLAY

 (February 12, 2020) Columbia, SC – The COMET is hosting a contest promoting the Soda Cap Connector Trolley. The winners will be entered in a drawing to win a dinner and receive a pair of tickets to see “A Streetcar Named Desire” at Trustus Theatre on Wednesday, Feb 19 at ...

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Posted on Feb 10 2020

THE COMET RECEIVES GRANT TO REDUCE HUMAN TRAFFICKING

(February 10, 2020) Columbia, SC– Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), has been awarded a $151,776 grant by The Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The grant was awarded as part of the FTA’s Human Trafficking Awareness and Public Safety Initiative to reduce human trafficking across the Midlands of South Carolina. ...

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Posted on Feb 05 2020

CAYCE-WEST COLUMBIA NAMES THE COMET SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

(Columbia, SC, February 5, 2020) – The Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce has named Central Midlands Transit Authority/The COMET, Small Business of the Year. This decision was announced at the recent Cayce West Columbia Chamber awards dinner held at the Doubletree Hotel. “We are honored to receive this award. At ...

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Posted on Jan 16 2020

THE COMET EXPANDS SERVICES IN BATESBURG-LEESVILLE & LEXINGTON BEGINNING JANUARY 23, 2020

(January 16, 2020) Columbia, SC – As part of the service enhancements approved by the Board of Directors in October 2018, The COMET is launching a pilot rural route which would connect the West Columbia SuperStop at Williams Drive at Charleston Highway and Batesburg-Leesville via Lexington. The service will operate, ...

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Posted on Jan 09 2020

The COMET and National Safe Place Network Unite to Keep Youth Safe in The Central Midlands of South Carolina

(January 09, 2020) Columbia, SC – The COMET and National Safe Place Network (NSPN) are pleased to announce their new partnership to expand the safety net for youth in crisis, beginning January of 2020. Through the Safe Place transit model NSPN offers partial Safe Place services in the Greater Columbia ...

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Posted on Jan 09 2020

The COMET and National Safe Place Network Unite to Keep Youth Safe in The Central Midlands of South Carolina

(January 09, 2020) Columbia, SC – The COMET and National Safe Place Network (NSPN) are pleased to announce their new partnership to expand the safety net for youth in crisis, beginning January of 2020. Through the Safe Place transit model NSPN offers partial Safe Place services in the Greater Columbia ...

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Posted on Jan 06 2020

The COMET announces real-time information available through new partner app Transit

(January 6, 2020) Columbia, SC – The COMET today announced an easy and user-friendly way to track your bus with the new mobile app Transit. Transit counts millions of active users in more than 200 cities worldwide and is now available for riders of The COMET who will be to ...

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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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