Look Forward to a Better Commute
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How Does it Work?

Get Together

We’ll connect you with 4–15 coworkers who live nearby.

Choose Your Vehicle

Select a spacious, recent-model SUV, crossover or van.

Get Going

Drivers take turns, giving everyone time to relax.

Enjoy the Ride

Use your time your way, enjoying savings and less stress.

Why Commute with THE COMET?

  • $500 monthly subsidy from The COMET
  • Recent-model SUV, crossover or van with options for WiFi, bike racks and ADA accessibility
  • 24/7 roadside assistance
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Comprehensive physical and liability insurance
  • Month-to-month flexibility

Frequently Asked Questions

Who maintains the vehicle?
The coordinator fuels and schedules maintenance for the vehicle. Routine maintenance and repairs are included in the monthly fare.

Where is maintenance done?
The vehicle is taken to a service center of the coordinator’s choosing. Vehicles can be serviced at a variety of locations convenient to Columbia and Lexington.
What if the vehicle needs major repairs and is kept overnight or longer?
Free loaner vans are available so your service won’t be interrupted.

What is the proper etiquette for a Vanpool Group?
The vanpool group sets its own rules regarding pickup points, length of wait times and any other issues important to the group. Note: smoking is not allowed in the vehicles.