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Effective Immediately, The COMET and Soda Cap bus stop at 1401 Assembly St. (Assembly Washington SB (867) will be inactive due to construction through March 2023. Affected routes: Soda Caps 1 & 4 COMET: 21,42,61,91,92, and 401 Effective immediately: NO eating/drinking on the buses until the pandemic is over in order to comply with the Federal mask requirements Effective Immediately, per CDC Guidelines, Masks Must Be Worn When Using The COMET and Accessing its Facilities! TransLoc and My Transit Manager is not available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. A new system will be available in March of 2021
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The COMET Riders Can Ride Blue Bike For Free!

If you ride The COMET, ask the bus operator, ask for a code to ride Blue Bike SC for free for unlimited 45 minute sessions! Find your Blue Bike stations on their website @ https://www.bluebikesc.com. Download the Blue Bike Brochure for… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
August 31, 2020
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Take The COMET On The Go! Partnership with Lyft and Uber

UPDATES: Effective January 1, 2021, The COMET will pay up to $8.00 for ridesharing trips that start and end in The COMET fixed route service area on Lyft and Uber. This is an increase from the previous $5.00 payment. Time changes are also in… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
June 24, 2020
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The COMET On The Go! and Uber

Uber service has been restored for the interim as part of The COMET On The Go! partnership.  In order to use COMET To The Market via Uber, please download the voucher here: t.uber.com/cometmarket only from your smartphone or tablet device… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
February 1, 2021
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The COMET Providing Food Delivery!

The COMET is providing food delivery for non-profit organizations in partnership with Senior Resources, Foodshare and Axiom Farms Cooperative! If you are interested in this service, please contact the respective organization: Senior Resources,… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
April 28, 2020
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Commute to work with The COMET Vanpool!

Through Commute With Enterprise, The COMET will subsidize $500 per month for each vanpool group formed. Vans must originate or end in Richland or Lexington Counties. For more information, click here to sign up or call 1-800-VAN-4-WORK. Download… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
December 21, 2018
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Emergency Ride Home Program

Hesitant to take the bus to work because you might need your car in an emergency? The Emergency Ride Home program provides registered The COMET Routes 44X, 53X, 92X and 93X, as well as The COMET Vanpool customers with a taxi, Lyft or Uber ride… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
May 27, 2019
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The COMET is Now in TransSee

TransSee now support the COMET with real time arrivals. The real time transit prediction webapp TransSee now supports The COMET serving Columbia, South Carolina. It’s features includes: TransSee does not need to be installed and can be run… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
May 10, 2020
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The COMET and Able-SC Debut Two New Mobility Programs for Seniors and the Disabled

(January 19, 2021) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), in collaboration with Able South Carolina, announced two new mobility programs for citizens of the Midlands who are underserved by the present transit… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
January 19, 2021
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THE COMET PARTNERS WITH SC DHEC TO PROVIDE COVID-19 TESTING TO RIDERS

(December 16, 2020) Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC), will provide free COVID-19 tests for passengers of the… [Read More]

posted by Pamela Bynoe-Reed
December 18, 2020
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With Your Cool or Culture Pass…Ride The COMET to Fun in Columbia!

Cool and Culture Pass Users!  Why drive when you can take The COMET! Take advantage of Soda Cap Connector,  a free downtown circulator connecting many of the Downtown attractions while using the Cool Pass or Culture Pass and best of all the… [Read More]

posted by John Andoh
October 8, 2019