Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) has announced beginning April 12, fares will resume for the fixed route buses and the DART paratransit services. The downtown connector, Soda Cap, will no longer be free to ride, but will be $1 for basic fare, $.50 for discount half fare andContinue Reading

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced a driver who is employed by their subcontractor, RATP Dev USA, Inc., tested positive December 17 for the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. The driver last worked Tuesday and operated routes 501/55, bus unit 803. The driver will self-quarantine for 14Continue Reading

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC), is providing free COVID-19 tests for passengers of the bus system. SC DHEC has set up a testing kiosk at COMET Central, the transit hub located on theContinue Reading

What should the future of public transit look like in the Central Midlands region? The COMET wants the community to help decide by responding to two concepts of what a new bus network could look like. Both concepts show how The COMET bus network could be run differently within itsContinue Reading

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced that a driver who is employed by their subcontractor, RATP Dev USA, Inc., tested positive for the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. The driver operated routes 77 and 6 on Monday, 9/7; Soda Cap 1 on Tuesday, 9/8 and last workedContinue Reading

The COMET has announced a driver of Transportation Care Services (TCS), which operates DART and is a subcontractor of RATP Dev USA, Inc., has tested positive for coronavirus during the routine mandatory testing of all employees. The driver was immediately sent home to quarantine and passengers recently on this driver’sContinue Reading