Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority

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The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (also known as The COMET), is a public transportation agency based in Columbia, South Carolina.

The Comet logo-a.png
Area served Richland County, South Carolina
Founded 2002
Fleet size 40+ Transit buses

?? ADA/Flex transit cutaways

Number of routes 27
Operators Connex
Unions TBD
Website catchthecomet.org
Twitter @CatchTheCOMET

History

Created in 2002, the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority is the successor to the South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), which had control over transit operations up until September 2002. For the next decade, the CMRTA would rely on the tax revenue of the citizens of its service area as well as the SCE&G to run. In 2013, CMRTA went under a rebranding and became The COMET.

Facilities

3613 Lucius Rd, Columbia, SC 29201 - Administrative Office & Main Garage.

Fares

Current Fares

Routes

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority has 27 fixed-route services with several more special lines, such as a stadium express, a flex service, and a circulator route.

Fleet Roster

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
318-325 2010 NFI D35LFR Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R Sport rooftop HVAC units
701-723 2017 NFI XD35 Cummins L9 Allison B400R
801-808 2017 NFI XD40 Cummins L9 Allison B400R
(7 buses) 2008 NABI 40-LFW Cummins ISL Allison B400R5

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
201-207 2002 Blue Bird CS 30' Cummins ISC Allison B400R Retired in mid-2017.
301-317 2002 Blue Bird CS 35' Cummins ISC Allison B400R
  • Retired in mid-2017.
  • 310 retired in September 2016 due to an engine fire.
401-412 2002 Blue Bird CS 39' Cummins ISC Allison B400R Retired in mid-2017.

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