The COMET — the public transit service for Richland + Lexington counties — launched in 2000 and currently transports more than 2.4 million passengers annually on a fleet of more than 80 buses, vans, and trolleys.
The Soda Cap Connector is a facet of The COMET and connects Soda Citizens to the popular downtown destinations of Columbia through loops — think Main Street, the Vista, Five Points, UofSC, Segra Park, and more. Oh, and you can ride for $1. Yes, $1.
How it works
The connector runs on a continuous loop every 30 minutes from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekdays + weekends.
- Route One begins on Main Street and runs to the Vista, West Columbia, and Cayce. Find the map, infographic, and stop schedule for route one here.
- Route Two is temporarily suspended.
- Route Three only runs on Firefly game days and runs from Main Street to Segra Park.
The Orbit — a downtown loop running every 30 minutes on weekdays from 7:15 a.m.–7:36 p.m — runs by Sumter, Blossom, Assembly, and Richland Streets with stops by the State House, UofSC, Prisma Health Baptist + Richland Library. Find the map, infographic, and stop schedule for The Orbit route here.