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The Comet
The Comet

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How to Ride

Need to get from A to B, or even A to Z? Find out how The COMET can take you where you need to be.

How to Ride The COMET

Catch the COMET

It’s out with the old and in with the new. And when we say new, we mean everything. Just see for yourself. The totally new COMET. It’s gonna be one heck of a ride.

Bus Stops & Shelters

Transit Sign

The COMET stops and shelters are hard to miss. Each is designed with bold colors and the route numbers are clearly displayed.

Transit stop signs list the routes that serve each stop and will coincide with the numbers on the bus.

Bike Racks

Your bike can ride along with you for free. Each COMET has a bike rack with room for two bikes.

  • Bikes racks are located at the front of buses
  • Bikes are attached using a spring-loaded clamp that goes over either the front or rear tire
  • Bikes can be attached or removed without the need to disturb the other bike
  • The rack can accommodate most wheel and frame sizes – including mountain and kids’ bikes
  • Please remove all items, such as water bottles, saddlebags and any items in a basket. We wouldn’t want them to fall off and hurt anyone or damage anything
  • Space is available on a first come, first serve basis
  • We are unable to accommodate powered bikes (gas or electric), mopeds, tandem bikes, recumbent bikes, tricycles, bikes with training wheels or bikes with trailers or other attachments

Because drivers are responsible for the safety of all passengers, he or she is not able to help load your bike. The COMET assumes no responsibility for items left on the bus or on your bike or for bikes that are damaged while in a bike rack.

Identifying Your Bus

Locating your COMET is simple. All fixed routes are named by their final destination and have a unique route number. The destination and route are displayed on the marquee above the windshield as well as on the curbside of the bus. You can also find the route number displayed on the back of each bus.

Transit stop signs list the routes that serve each stop and will coincide with the numbers on the bus.

Leaving the Bus

As they say, all good things must come to an end. When you’re about a block from your destination, press the yellow, pressure-activated strip above your seat to let the driver know you’re ready to exit. Please exit through the rear side door of the bus so people boarding can use the front door.

CMRTA Rules of the Road

We want your ride with us to be out of this world. That means affordable, clean, safe, enjoyable, convenient and on time. To help make it a stellar trip for you and your fellow passengers, please observe the following rules of courtesy.

Because drivers are responsible for the safety of all passengers, he or she is not able to help load your bike. The COMET assumes no responsibility for items left on the bus or on your bike or for bikes that are damaged while in a bike rack.

Please do not:

  • Eat or drink
  • Bring alcoholic beverages aboard
  • Bring pets on the bus (with the exception of service animals)
  • Use profanity

Please remember to:

  • Make front seats available to the elderly and disabled
  • Move to the rear of the bus and use handrails if standing
  • Take trash with you or use the garbage can on the bus
  • Exit by the rear door
  • Use headphones when listening to music