Published on October 31st, 2019 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
MORE WAYS TO RIDE FREE ON THE COMET WITH ALLEN UNIVERSITY, COLUMBIA COLLEGE AND LEXINGTON MEDICAL CENTER AFFILIATES BY SHOWING AN ID CARD
The COMET continues to build relationships with businesses, colleges, universities and schools to encourage people to fight congestion and use The COMET to go anywhere in Richland and Lexington Counties. Effective immediately, students, employees and faculty of Columbia College, students, employees, faculty and alumni of Allen University and employees of Lexington Medical Center can ride The COMET, unrestricted for free by simply showing an ID card from those approved businesses and organizations.
These partnership bring in replacement revenue that can be used to match Federal grants, provides an opportunity to increase ridership among The COMET’s 34 fixed routes and four ReFlex services and encourages people to give public transportation a try, regardless, if its for commuting purposes or for leisure or ad-hoc basis use.
In addition, The COMET continues its partnership with McEntire Produce, Nephron Pharmaceuticals, Prisma Health, Richland 1, Richland 2 and Lexington/Richland 5 by allowing its students, employees and facility free rides on The COMET unrestricted by showing their ID card to the bus operator.
For more information about The COMET, please call (803) 255-7100, TDD/TTY: 711 through the Relay Service or visit www.CatchTheCOMET.org.
About The COMET
The COMET is a service of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority and provides countywide public transit services on 34 fixed routes, four ReFlex services, vanpool service for commuters, subsidy programs with Uber and Lyft and DART for transportation to grocery stores and at night, ADA complementary paratransit service throughout Richland and eastern Lexington Counties and eight Blue Bike bikeshare stations in Downtown Columbia. 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, Enterprise Holdings, Lyft, Uber and Bewegen. For additional The COMET information, please call (803) 255-7100, TDD/TTY: 711 through the relay service, email: email@example.com or visit www.catchthecomet.org. Catch The COMET…We Will Take You There!