The COMET Launches Fresh Food Pilot Partnership with Rare Variety Farms

May 7, 2020

(May 7, 2020) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced a new pilot partnership with Rare Variety Farms. The partnership was developed to help overcome food deserts in underserved areas.

Beginning __________, the pilot will serve residents of The Colony Apartments and Northepoint Apartments with fresh food deliveries.  The delivery days will be Wednesday,  Thursday and Friday.  A minimum of 10 boxes will be delivered each day.  Residents of the Colony and will be able to order CSA boxes from our website at  As a promotion,  we are giving away 30 boxes a week.

Once on the site, the residents can select the CSA box, add it to their cart and select the Axiom Express Delivery option.

on __________ and ______days of the week____. Residents must pre-order online at There will be a special button which provides the pilot’s discount for free delivery and ________.

Axiom Express code


About The COMET:  The COMET is a service of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority and provides countywide public transit services on 34 fixed routes, four ReFlex services, vanpool service for commuters, subsidy programs with Uber and Lyft and DART for transportation to grocery stores and at night, ADA complementary paratransit service throughout Richland and portions of Lexington Counties and eight Blue Bike bikeshare stations in Downtown Columbia. The COMET transports approximately 2.8 million passenger trips a year on a fleet of 81 buses and vans. Transit services are provided under contract with Transdev, Enterprise Holdings, Lyft, Uber and Bewegen. For additional The COMET information, please call (803) 255-7100, TDD/TTY: 711 through the relay service, email: or visit

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