The COMET Celebrates 125 years of Mobility in the Midlands

Columbia, SC. – The COMET invites you to join us on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 10am at the Transit Center to celebrate its 125th year of transit in the midlands.  The COMET story began in 1892 when streetcars ruled the city and when there were no automobiles in sight.  Over the years, transit has proved to be pivotal to the vitality of a city.  We will have a year-long celebration to appreciate our customers and to educate the community about the benefits and the accessibility of transit, plus the importance on using car key replacement services every once in a while to assure you car’s safety. Throughout the year we will have events reflecting the following themes:

Transit and the Community – Heath Fair May 2nd (10am-2pm)

Transit is essential to any community.  It is a need for people to get to jobs, doctor appointments, grocery stores, etc.  We will show appreciation of our community by providing a health awareness day at our transit center.  This day will be filled with food and health check-ups! We believe in healthy families and a healthy community. The vendors will include:

–          Palmetto Health Office of Community Health

–          American Diabetes Association

–          National Kidney Foundation

–          FoodShare

–          End Child Hunger SC

Transit and the Experience

When you experience transit, you experience your city.  Citizens will get the chance to experience transit and to learn more about what it has to offer in the day to day lives of residents.  Transit is the primary resource that links people to resources that assist them with work, home, school, or play.  We aim to build transit advocates to engage with riders and non-riders and encourage them to incorporate mass transit in their commute even if it is just to the Riverbanks Zoo for family fun! 

Transit and Expansion

The COMET will be retiring the Blue Bird buses and replacing them with 37 New Flyer buses.  We will be holding press conference and a procession on Sumter St. to the Transit Center to see the buses on the road one last time and to introduce the new buses to the community.  The procession will be led by a college band.

Transit and Fun

All aboard the Transit Express!  We can have fun educating the community about transit and its benefits.   This celebration will include a visit from Santa and gingerbread bus contest.  The community will be able to celebrate the holidays with The COMET.

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Sharon Sanders

Sharon Sanders is Co-Founder, Co-owner of the The MinorityEye. She is also a Digital Engagement Strategist and a Curator of information at The Minorityeye and the President of Clairvoyant, LLC which specializes in strategic communications and multimedia services. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Argosy University and she specializes in “Online Consumer Psychology.” Sharon provides companies with research and insight into the processes underlying consumer behavior in online environments…

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