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The COMET Proposed Fare Service Enhancements in 2018 – 2019 and Public Meetings/Hearing

posted by Tiffany James
August 30, 2018


Columbia, SC – A public hearing will be held by The COMET Board of Directors at Lowell J. Spires Regional Transit Facility, 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC 29201 on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. to consider the modifications to The COMET fares, including DART and ReFlex services and implementation of new service enhancements in Autumn 2018, Winter 2019 and Spring 2019. The public hearing meeting location is accessible via The COMET Route 6 or DART (for eligible riders) by making a reservation to 803.255.7123.

In addition, public meetings will be scheduled at the following locations for the public wishing to receive additional information on the proposed service and fare enhancements for 2018-2019:

*Note: New or rescheduled dates/times (due to Hurrincane Florence) are in bold.


Location Date Time
Springdale Town Hall September 20th 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Richland Library Blythewood September 20th 3:00 P.M – 5:00 P.M.
Cayce/West Columbia Library            September 21st             9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Richland Library Main September 22nd 3:00 P.M. – 5:45 P.M.
Newberry County Library September 25th 6:00 P.M. – 7:45 P.M.
Clyburn Transportation Center – Sumter September 26th 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M
The COMET Board of Directors Meeting September 26th 12:00 P.M.


The COMET invites the public to comment on the proposed fare modifications and implementation of new service enhancements. For further information or to comment, please contact John Andoh, Executive Director/CEO, The COMET, 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC 29201, email, call 803.255.7087 or fax to 803.255.7113. Please submit any comments by Friday, September 21, 2018 by 12:00 p.m.

Details on the proposed service and fare enhancements are available at The COMET, 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia (Administration Offices) or 1745 Sumter Street, Columbia (Transit Center), online at, on the buses or by contacting The COMET.

 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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