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New Comet Route Connects Newberry to Downtown Columbia!

June 8, 2019

Do you live in Newberry, Little Mountain, Chapin, Ballentine or Harbison? A new Comet (bus service) provides riders with an inexpensive and relaxing trip, using Route 93X. Passengers can take advantage of onboard Wi-Fi, mobile phone charging ports and bicycle racks on each vehicle.

$4 one way; $6 round trip; $28 for a 7-day pass; $80 for a 31-day pass. Discounts for some riders – details here. There is also a provision for regular commuters with an Emergency Ride-Home program.

Hesitant to take the bus to work because you might need your car in an emergency? 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

The 93X makes picks up passengers at the following locations:

Newberry :: Piedmont Technical College |Newberry Tractor Supply | Samsung

Little Mountain :: Town Center

Chapin :: Chapin Road and Lexington Ave.

Ballentine :: Ballentine Walmart

Harbison :: Harbison Walmart

Downtown :: Prisma Health Baptist | Prisma Health Richland |many downtown locations

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