Topic : The COMET

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TNC Partnerships Can Boost Transit's Mobility Offerings, Save Money

Mobility| March 28, 2019

Ride-hailing companies are fast becoming key partners in quest to offer transit customers more options in hopes of improving both ridership and connectivity. 

Columbia, S.C. expands bike-share program

Mobility| February 18, 2019

Funds will be allocated to Blue Bike as a pilot to provide a “first mile, last mile” connection for The COMET riders in downtown.

S.C.'s The COMET names new executive director

John Andoh has 20 years of experience in the transit industry managing small urban, large urban, and rural transit systems.

Management & Operations| October 11, 2017

Transit GM Q&A: What are you doing to attract the next generation of talent to your agency?

METRO asked some of the top execs in the industry what they are doing to recruit the next generation of transportation leaders.

Bus| September 19, 2017

S.C.'s The COMET adds 31 new vehicles

The COMET has a total of 50 fixed-route vehicles and all but eight will have been replaced within the last three years.

Bus| November 21, 2016

New Flyer to deliver 23 Xcelsior buses to S.C.'s The Comet

The 35-foot buses will replace the existing fleet at The Comet, upgrading older buses that are ready for retirement to the Xcelsior platform, with eight 40-foot Xcelsior buses will be used to expand the existing fleet.

Bus| July 12, 2016

New Flyer to equip Columbia, S.C. fleet with 75 Xcelsior buses

The five-year contract is with The Comet, formerly known as the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority.

University| August 18, 2014

New apartment complex leaves U. of S. Carolina looking for options

With no shuttle service set to provide transportation to and from a new complex, dubbed The Hub, students will have to drive, walk, bike or use the city bus to get to school.
Bus| January 14, 2014

LaFrance, local transit agencies forge partnerships, reap benefits

A lack of job stability in the transit bus industry, as well as the textile industry that services the transit market, is a key reason three transit properties and their seat fabric supplier forged a bond that has proven to be mutually beneficial to all participants.

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