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Posted on Jun 10 2022

Honoring Sarah Mae Flemming 68 years later

Sarah Mae Flemming is a champion and hero of civil rights thanks to her brave contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in 1954. Her legacy and actions were instrumental in helping end segregation in the U.S. Flemming was born June 28, 1933 as the oldest of seven children. She grew ...

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Posted on Jun 03 2022

Public Notice that there will be no Finance Committee Meeting for June 2022

Finance Matters will be discussed in the Special Called Board Meeting on June 8, 2022 at 10 a.m.

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Posted on Jun 03 2022

Public Notice of The COMET Service Committee Meeting for June 2022

(NOTE: There was no Service Committee meeting held in May 2022 due to absence of a quorum. This packet contains information from May as well as information for June 2022.) A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors Service Committee Meeting will be held Wednesday ...

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Posted on Jun 02 2022

Public Notice of a Special Called Board Meeting for June 8, 2022

A Special Called Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 8 at 10:00 a.m. There will be no Finance Committee meeting during this time or for the month of June. Download the Meeting Packet HERE Watch the meeting HERE You may access the meeting in-person at 3513 Lucius Road, ...

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Posted on May 27 2022

The COMET's accomplishments over the years

Since 2013, the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (CMRTA) has been known to the public as The COMET. This came after the Transportation Penny Tax Program was approved by Richland County in 2012. This program enacted a 1% sales tax that raised funds for transportation in Richland County. 

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Posted on May 20 2022

COMET TO CONNECT WITH LOWER RICHLAND FOR TRANSIT SERVICE FEEDBACK (rescheduled for June 20, 2022)

(May 20, 2022) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) is seeking feedback from the Lower Richland Community regarding its transportation services.The townhall styled meeting will be held 6 p.m. on Monday, May 23 at the Adult Activity Center on 8620 Garner’s Ferry Road in Hopkins, ...

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Posted on May 20 2022

Lower Richland Transportation Meeting on May 23rd from 6p-8p

Please join The COMET Management Team for a public meeting where they will listen to you on how to better serve the Lower Richland community. Your input is important. Your voice matters to us. Lower Richland Transportation Meeting Garners Ferry Adult Activity Center 8620 Garners Ferry Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061 ...

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Posted on May 20 2022

Public Notice of The COMET Board of Directors' Meeting for May 2022

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 meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC 29201 in ...

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Posted on May 06 2022

Public Notice of The COMET Finance Committee Meeting for May 2022

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors Finance Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 10:00 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 May 06 2022

Public Notice of The COMET Service Committee Meeting for May 2022

A meeting of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors Service Committee Meeting will be held Wednesday May 11, 2022 at NOON. This meeting will have a special section dedicated to responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. ...

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Posted on May 04 2022

COMET ROLLS OUT NEW SERVICE PLAN AIMED AT IMPROVING ON-TIME PERFORMANCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPamela Bynoe-ReedDirector of Marketing and Community Affairs/PIO, The COMET803.255.7139 – o803.834.1811 - mPbynoe-reed@thecometsc.gov (May 4, 2022) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced the rollout of a service plan aimed at improving on-time performance of its fixed route system. Beginning Sunday May 8, ...

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Posted on Apr 22 2022

Public Notice of The COMET Board of Directors' Meeting for April 2022

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 meeting will be held at the Lowell C. Spires Jr. Regional Transit Facility – 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC 29201 in ...

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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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