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Crowson Road SuperStop Closure Effective Sunday, May 27, 2019 (Urgent) posted Thursday, May 16, 2019

Crowson Road SuperStop Closure Effective Sunday, May 27, 2019   Due to construction on Crowson Road, Routes 21, 42, 45, 46, 47, 62, 88 and The 401 will be relocated to Rosewood Drive @ Beltline Road next to Midlands Technical College. This change will be in place for approximately two to three months.   We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.    

Route 63 Discontinuance posted Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Effective June 4, 2019 - Route 63/Bluff has been discontinued due to low ridership and the end of the school year at Olympia Learning Center. Alternative service is available by use Route 61/Shop Rd.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Call 255.7100 or use the trip planner.

Hesitant to take the bus to work because you might need your car in an emergency? posted Saturday, June 22, 2019

The Emergency Ride Home program provides registered The COMET Routes 44X, 53X, 92X and 93X, as well as The COMET Vanpool customers with a taxi, Lyft or Uber ride home in the event of an unexpected emergency from work. For an annual membership fee of $20, you can register and get reimbursed up to four (4) emergency taxi, Lyft or Uber rides a calendar year. Think of it as “commuter insurance”!

Reimbursement-eligible rides include unplanned personal emergencies from work, such as:

Personal or family illness Unscheduled overtime or extended work hours Transit or ridesharing vehicle breaks down or the driver is unable to make the scheduled trip home due to an unexpected work schedule or illness

Sign up today, call (803) 255-7100, visit http://catchthecometsc.gov/whats-new/emergency-ride-home/ or email info@CatchTheCOMET.org for more information. If you are part of The COMET Vanpool, please call 800 VAN-4-WORK, Option 1 or email GP26@CommutewithEnterprise.com.

TransLoc Issues (Urgent) posted Tuesday, July 09, 2019

The COMET currently has 45 vehicles running on AVID 3G devices.  This is old technology that creates intermittent outages as cellular providers are sunsetting the 3G network.  Until The COMET updates these devices, tracking issues will occur on the following buses: 

318

319

320

321

322

323

324

325

512

515

519

701

704

705

706

707

709

711

712

713

714

716

720  - Soda Cap 

801

803

804

806

807

14501

14502

14503

14504

14505

14506

14507

14508

14509

14510

14511

The COMET is reviewing proposals from various vendors to replace the current TransLoc Rider system and once a decision is made, The COMET will transition all AVL tracking units to the new system.  If your bus number is not listed above, then it has the new Sierra 50 4G or MP 70 device (The COMET has over 10 vehicles tracking on these).

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.