With great sadness, the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) family announces that its Interim CEO and Executive Director, Derrick Huggins, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning. A multi-faceted transportation and community leader, Huggins displayed talent, ingenuity, and commitment to everything he touched. He was a long-time board member ofContinue Reading

Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) has announced the promotion of Jackie Bowers to Director of Operations. In this position, Bowers will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the prime contractor to ensure service is being delivered every day and she will continue to direct the customerContinue Reading

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) has announced the rollout of a service plan aimed at improving on-time performance of its fixed route system. Beginning May 8, new schedules and route maps will reflect bus arrivals with updated time points so that riders can better plan their trips.Continue Reading

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) today announced the election of new officers to its Board of Directors. Allison Terracio was elected as the Board’s Chairwoman. Terracio previously served as Vice Chair and assumed interim governing duties of the Board when former chairman, Derrick Huggins was appointed InterimContinue Reading

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) has been selected to receive $2,935,190 under Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA’s) Low or No Emission Vehicle Program for Fiscal Year 2021. The grant allows The COMET, which provides service in Richland and Lexington Counties, to buy battery electric and fuel cell busesContinue Reading

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) is proud to announce that Pamela Bynoe-Reed, the organization’s Director of Marketing & Community Affairs/PIO has been selected by Integrated Media Publishing as one of the 2021 SC Women in Business: Women to Watch. The prestigious award honors selected businesswomen across SouthContinue Reading

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), in partnership with Health Force, LLC, is offering free COVID-19 vaccinations as May 3. Vaccines are free to the public on a first come, first served basis at the COMET Central transit hub located at the corner of Laurel and Sumter Streets.Continue Reading

The Chairman of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors was determined not to miss his shot. Derrick Huggins was anxiously awaiting his turn to receive his COVID-19 vaccination. April 23 Huggins rode one of The COMET’s fixed route buses from COMET Central to the PrismaContinue 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