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Posted on Aug 17 2023

COMET + RATP DEV HELP RIDERS BEAT THE HEAT WITH POPULAR “HY-DRATE ME” CAMPAIGN

(August 17, 2023) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) and its prime contractor RATP Dev are helping the riding public cope with the Midlands’ famously hot summer by providing bottled water at its COMET Central hub every Friday in August. “In the spirit of serving ...

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Posted on Aug 16 2023

Public Notice of The COMET Board of Directors' Meeting for August 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, August 23, 2023 at noon. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional ...

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Posted on Aug 08 2023

COMET BUS OPERATORS SHINE AT REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COMPETITION

(August 8, 2023) Columbia, SC – Bus Operators of The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) scored big at the Lowcountry Regional Operator Roadeo recently held in North Charleston, SC.Philip Patterson, an accomplished veteran COMET bus operator of 45 years, won First Place in the Fixed Route 35-foot Bus ...

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Posted on Aug 03 2023

Public Notice of The COMET Ad Hoc Committee for ED Search to be held on August 10, 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, August 10, 2023 at Noon. The meeting will be held in-person at 3613 Lucius Road Columbia SC 29201 in the Large Conference Room and will ...

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Posted on Aug 03 2023

Public Notice of The COMET Service Committee Meeting for August 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, August 9, 2023 at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 ...

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Posted on Aug 03 2023

Public Notice of The COMET Finance Committee Meeting for August 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, August 9, 2023 at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – ...

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Posted on Jul 20 2023

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

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Posted on Jul 07 2023

Public Notice of The COMET Service Committee Meeting for July 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, July 12, 2023 at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 ...

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Posted on Jul 07 2023

Public Notice of The COMET Finance Committee Meeting for July 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, July 12, 2023 at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – ...

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Posted on Jul 05 2023

COMET PARTNERS WITH WLTX-19 TO LAUNCH HOW-TO-RIDE VIGNETTES WITH “PAWSITIVE” LOOK

(July 5, 2023) Columbia, SC – Stay tuned for a fun and family-friendly way to learn about transit and transportation in the Midlands. The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) has partnered with the local CBS affiliate to air vignettes during WLTX News 19 every Thursday during the 6 ...

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Posted on Jun 22 2023

Public Notice for The COMET Board of Directors' Meeting for June 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, June 28, 2023 at noon. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional ...

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Posted on Jun 09 2023

Public Notice of The COMET Service Committee Meeting for June 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, June 14, 2023 at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 ...

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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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