Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announces the appointment, by Richland County, of Overture Walker to its Board of Directors.
Overture Walker represents District 8, which runs from the northern portion of Forest Acres through Arcadia Lakes and Northeast Richland as far north as Lake Carolina and Long Creek. Walker has 15 years of experience as a legal professional, having served as municipal court judge, city prosecutor and assistant city attorney for the City of Columbia, as well as assistant public defender for Richland County. He now serves as a small-business owner and founder of Stoney & Walker LLC, which has law offices in Columbia and Charleston.
Walker is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law and served as an intern for former Democratic Gov. Jim Hodges. He has been a resident of Richland County for more than 30 years and is active in the community, serving on the boards of the S.C. Appleseed Legal Justice Center and the Columbia Housing Development Corp.
Walker is married to Sharon DuPree Walker. They are the proud parents of a daughter who attends public school in Richland District Two.
“We are happy to welcome Mr. Walker. He brings a solid background and fresh perspective to help us serve the people of the Midlands. We look forward to working with him,” said John Andoh, Executive Director/CEO of The COMET.
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, OnDemand/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 portions of 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 more than 80 buses, vans and trolleys. Transit services are provided under contract with RATP Dev USA, Enterprise Holdings, Lyft, Uber and Bewegen. For additional The COMET information, please call (803) 255-7100, TDD/TTY: 711 through the relay service, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.catchthecomet.org.
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