The COMET will be launching The Soda Cap Connector and The Blythewood Express on September 1st. There will be a press conference held at the Coble Plaza at 10am on September 1, 2017. Immediately after the press conference there will be a ride-a-long on the Soda Cap Connector at 11am. City and county officials, community leaders, and riders are all welcome to join.
The COMET Soda Cap Connector is a simple system of dedicated routes that connects you to major Columbia destinations, including The SC State Museum, The Vista, Main Street District, the State House, Five Points and HBCUs. This service will run Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-6pm as a pilot. The first six months are free.
The Blythewood Express is an express service that provides a park-and-ride option for the Town of Blythewood to connect residents to the downtown corridor.
“It is important to have mobility options that fit the needs of all citizens of Richland County. We are proud to launch a Park-and-Ride Express service for the Town of Blythewood and the Soda Cap Connector downtown circulator that connects people to major parts of the city. The Transportation Penny was passed in order for us to implement these services that benefit the community as a whole,” states The COMET’s Interim Executive Director Ann August.
There will be surveys taken for both services during this pilot in order to improve the service for future use. The Ride-A-Long for the Blythewood Express is yet to be determined.