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The COMET to Expand Services May 7th

posted by Tiffany James
May 4, 2018

For Immediate Release

May 4, 2018

Contact: Tiffany James

Tiffany.James@catchthecomet.org

 

May 7th 2018 Service Changes across the service area including the Northwest, Northeast, and Southeast

The COMET is required to reduce the number of service hours by 4,900 to stay within our budget for the 2019 fiscal year and beyond.  Service will be restructured in order to provide service in the northwest (St. Andrews & Harbison) and to add service to the northeast (Killian Road).  These changes will impact nearly every route within the system.  Most routes will see only schedule changes, but several will also have a route change.

Seven public hearings and meetings were held to receive input for the community and stakeholders about the new and modified routes. The notable changes include:

* Route 22 – Removed (alternate routes options here —> Route 22 Handout – Final)

 

*The Soda Cap Connector

T-Sa: New hours 11am-3pm, 5-9pm

 

*NORTHEAST

_Route 16: Two Notch Name change to 501. M-F: Added one trip at 6:10am starting from Transit Center. Now serves industrial park on Wilson / Farrow Rd. $2.50 fare or 31-day cards only.

_Route 52X: Blythewood

M-F: Ends earlier at 10:55pm. Hourly after 7:00pm.

_Route 53X: Killian Express

Express service from Transit Center to Columbia Place Mall, Killian Walmart. $2.50 fare or 31-day cards only.

M-F: 12 hourly trips 5:50-9:50am, 12:50-2:50pm, 3:30-4:25pm, 4:50-9:50pm.

_Route 55: Sandhill

Converts to a local route between Columbia Place Mall and The Village at Sandhill.

M-F: Hourly from 6:30am to 10:30pm. WE: Hourly from 7:30am to 9:30pm.

_Route 57L: Killian/Clemson Road Local

New local service from Killian Walmart to Sandhills via Clemson Road, Summit Pkwy.

M-F: 11 hourly trips with midday break, 6:30-10:27am, 1:30-3:27pm, 4:30-9:27pm.

Sa: 8:30am – 8:30pm Su: No service.

 

*NORTHWEST

_The 801: Broad River Road Replaces Route 34, operates on Broad River, Piney Grove, Bower Pkwy, Park Terrace, and Harbison.

 

M-F: 5:48am-11:20pm. WE: 6:30am-11:10pm.

_Route 84: Bush River Road

Replaces Route 34b, operates on I-126, Colonial Life Blvd, Bush River, St. Andrews, I-26.

M-F: Hourly 6:30am-9:30pm. WE: Hourly 8:30am-9:13pm.

_Route 82X: Harbison Express

New express service from downtown to Parkridge Hospital and Harbison in 30 minutes.  $2.50 fare or 31-day cards only.

7-Days: Hourly 6:30-10:30am, 12:30-2:30pm, 4:30-10:30pm.

_Route 83L: St. Andrews Local

New local service from Seminole/Zimalcrest to Harbison via St. Andrews. Does not go downtown.  Connections to other routes at Harbison Walmart.

M-F: Hourly 6:30am-1:30pm, 3:30-9:30pm. WE: Hourly 8:30am-1:30pm, 3:30-9:30pm.

_Route 88: Crosstown

Extended to Long Creek Road and Garners Ferry Walmart. From 80 mins to 120.  No weekend service.

Please see attached document below for a complete look at the changes.

Service Trifold for May 2018

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