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Posted on May 03 2023

Public Notice of The COMET Finance and Service Committee Meetings for May 2023

The May 2023 meeting of The COMET Finance and Service Committees will not be held this month and will defer to June 2023. The meetings will resume at that time.

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Posted on May 03 2023

COMET SWEEPS AWARDS AT STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION COMPETITION, ADVANCES TO NATIONALS

(May 3, 2023) Columbia, SC – Bus Operators and Maintenance staff of The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) scored in every category at the recent Transportation Association of South Carolina (TASC) Roadeo recently held in Columbia as part of the TASC annual meeting. First-place winners were Philip Patterson, ...

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Posted on Apr 27 2023

Public Notice of The COMET Ad Hoc Subcommittee for ED Search Work Session

A Work Session of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors Ad Hoc Subcommittee for ED Search will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC 29201 in the ...

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Posted on Apr 19 2023

Public Notice of The COMET Board of Directors' Meeting for April 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 Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at noon. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional ...

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Posted on Apr 04 2023

Public Notice of The COMET Service Committee Meeting for April 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.  The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 ...

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Posted on Apr 04 2023

Public Notice of The COMET Finance Committee Meeting for April 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.  The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – ...

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Posted on Apr 04 2023

COMET ANNOUNCES EXPRESS ROUTE SERVICE CHANGES, EFFECTIVE MAY 7

(April 4, 2023) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced that as of May 7, 2023, it would make service changes to Routes 93x and 44x. Route 93x, an express route from Newberry, will be discontinued in its present form due to low ridership. Some ...

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Posted on Mar 16 2023

Public Notice of The COMET Board of Directors' Meeting for March 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 Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at noon. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional ...

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Posted on Mar 02 2023

Public Notice of The COMET Service Committee Meeting for March 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.  The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 ...

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Posted on Mar 02 2023

Public Notice of The COMET Finance Committee Meeting for March 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.  The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – ...

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Posted on Mar 02 2023

Public Notice of The COMET Board of Directors' Ad-Hoc Subcommittee for Executive Director Search Meeting for March 9, 2023

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors Ad-Hoc Subcommittee for Executive Director Search will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 2:00 p.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 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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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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