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Catch The COMET!
Catch The COMET!

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This year, The COMET will usher in 2019 with FREE rides for all customers starting at 8:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve until the end of service. In addition, DART will be free as well after 8:30 p.m. Extended trips will operate on selected routes until 1:30 a.m.

The COMET On The Go! $5.00 discount with Lyft and Uber will be available until 3 a.m. Promo code is available on the bus to go anywhere in The COMET fixed route service area.

On Tuesday, January 1, 2019, The COMET will operate on Sunday schedules and there will be no service on Routes 1, 2, 26, 28, 46, 47, 52X, 53X, 57L, 62, 63, and 74. All other routes will operate hourly except The 101, which operates every 30 minutes until 6 p.m.

Have a happy new year!
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The COMET Toy Bus is here! We will begin selling after January 1 at the Transit Center and The COMET offices.
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12/22/18
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Fresh Food On The Go! is available at the Transit Center @ Laurel and Sumter every Tuesday in partnership with Foodshare!
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12/20/18
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Take The COMET On The Go! Partnership with Uber and Lyft

The COMET is helping you go around the Columbia Metropolitan Area easily! The COMET will pay up to $5.00 for ridesharing trips that start and end in The COMET fixed route service area as shown below on Lyft and Uber through the following two programs:

COMET @ Night: Seven days a week between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m., apply the promo code which are available on board the inside of The COMET buses to get the up to $5.00 discount.

COMET To The Market: Seven days a week between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., apply the promo code COMETMARKET18 and your trip must originate or end at Walmart, Walmart Neighborhood Market, BiLo, Kroger, The Fresh Market, Whole Foods Market, Aldi, Blossom Shop, Food Lion, Gourmet Shoppe, La Estrella Supermarket, Lowe’s Fresh Food, Ole Timey Meat Market, Piggy Wiggly, Publix, Rosewood Market & Deli, Sam’s Club, Costco, Save-A-Lot, State Farmer’s Market, Target, Trader Joes, Earth Fare and Supermercado El Mariachi.

COMET To The Market can only be used twice a week per passenger. Anything over $5.00 is the responsible of the passenger. The code must be entered to receive the discount.

To get started, please download the Uber and Lyft app from App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android). If you do not have a smartphone or require mobility device access, please call (803) 255-7124 to request service.

For additional information, call (803) 255-7100 ror download the fact sheet at www.CatchTheCOMET.org.

This is a demonstration program that will end when all funds have been used or by June 30, 2019, whichever comes first.

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Commute to work with The COMET Vanpool! Through Commute With Enterprise, The COMET will subsidize $500 per month for each vanpool group formed. Vans must originate or end in Richland or Lexington Counties. For more information visit https://www.commutewithenterprise.com/ to sign up or call 1-800-VAN-4-WORK.
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We continue to tryout electric! Look for the electric bus on your route starting today through January 13, 2019. Best of all, if you find an electric bus on your route, your bus ride is free! This bus is from Proterra and it is battery electric.
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