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The COMET is Hosting an El Dorado Hydrogen Bus

posted by Tiffany James
October 8, 2018

The COMET is Hosting an El Dorado Hydrogen Bus

Columbia, SC – The COMET is hosting an El Dorado Hydrogen bus on Monday, October 8, 2018 and Tuesday October 9, 2018. This bus is provided by Creative Bus Sales and it is on its way to SARTA (Stark Area Regional Transit Authority) in Canton, Ohio.

The COMET is committed to providing clean energy mobility options to the Midlands. Nearly 60% of The COMET’s current fleet comprises propane-powered cut-a-way buses. Hydrogen buses would be a milestone for The COMET and the Midlands in the effort to achieve Mayor Steve Benjamin’s resolution to establish a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100% Clean and renewable energy by 2036. Community Leaders, stakeholders, and riders are all invited to ride this bus on Routes 101, 301, 501, and 801.

Fueled by hydrogen, the El Dorado bus never needs gas and the only emission coming from the tailpipe is water. It’s also the only hydrogen bus in the industry that’s federally certified for 3-point seat belts. It features a heavy-duty low floor that can be adapted for any application.

About The COMET

The COMET is a service of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority and provides countywide public transit services on 35 fixed routes, two ReFlex services and DART ADA complementary paratransit service throughout Richland and western Lexington Counties. 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 Service, Inc of Lombard, Illinois.

For additional The COMET information, please call (803) 255-7100, TDD/TTY: 711 through the relay service, email: or visit



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