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Posted on Jan 05 2023

Public Notice of The COMET Finance Committee Meeting for January 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, January 11, 2023 at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – ...

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Posted on Jan 05 2023

COMET EXECS EARN TOP CERTIFICATION IN TRANSIT MANAGEMENT

(January 4, 2023) Columbia, SC –The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announces that two of its directors have successfully completed the Westgate Center for Leadership and Management Development Transit Paratransit Management Certificate Program. Jackie Bowers, Director of Operations and Pamela Bynoe-Reed, Director of Marketing & Community Affairs were ...

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Posted on Jan 05 2023

Upcoming Service Change - Jan. 15

The service change taking place on January 15th is mainly centered around adjusting timepoints on eight of the lowest performing routes in the system. The change also reintroduces Soda Cap Rt. 2 “East” with minor routing changes. Soda Cap Rt. 1 "West" also sees some minor routing changes as well ...

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Posted on Dec 07 2022

Hop on the Soda Cap Connector!

The Soda Cap Connector is a safe and affordable way to explore some of Columbia’s top attractions. Whether you are a tourist or local to the area, the Soda Cap Connector can get you to many of downtown Columbia’s major destinations! The Soda Cap Connector takes the stress out of ...

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Posted on Dec 07 2022

FREE COVID-19 VACCINES, GIFT CARDS ON DECEMBER 12 AT COMET HUB

(December 7, 2022) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) and its partners want to ensure that residents of the Midlands don’t miss their shot before the winter holidays. On Monday, December 12 from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., The COMET is hosting a special vaccine ...

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Posted on Dec 02 2022

Public Notice of a Special Called Meeting of The COMET Finance Committee

A Special Called Finance Committee meeting of The COMET Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Meeting Agenda or Packet is HERE Watch the meeting HERE Access to the meeting is either in-person at The COMET HQ 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC or ...

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Posted on Nov 28 2022

Public Notice of The COMET Ad-Hoc Subcommittee for Executive Director Search

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, December 8, 2022 at Noon. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC ...

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Posted on Nov 18 2022

Public Notice of The COMET Special Called Finance Committee Meeting on November 29, 2022

A Special Called Finance Committee meeting of The COMET Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Meeting Agenda is Here Watch the meeting Here Access to the meeting is either in-person at The COMET HQ 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC or virtually as ...

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Posted on Nov 15 2022

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

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at NOON. This meeting will cover November/December for 2022. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC ...

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Posted on Nov 03 2022

Public Notice of The COMET Finance Committee Meeting for November 2022

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors Finance Committee will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 10:00 A.M.  This will be the last regular Finance Committee meeting of 2022. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional ...

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Posted on Nov 03 2022

Public Notice of The COMET Service Committee Meeting for November 2022

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors Service Committee will be held Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at Noon and will be the last regular Service Committee meeting for 2022. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility ...

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Posted on Nov 02 2022

CATCH THE COMET FOR FREE TO VOTE ON TUESDAY NOV. 8!

(November 2, 2022) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) wants to help riders exercise their right to vote. The COMET fixed route buses and DART services will be free for those going to vote in the Tuesday, November 8 elections. “We realize how important it ...

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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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