A New Bus Network… Redesigned

What is the new bus network?

A bus network redesign is a collaborative planning effort that incorporates community feedback to determine the layout of bus routes, when buses should run, and how frequent the service should be. The Reimagine The COMET project will examine the entire bus network.

system map

Did you know?

streetcar
The last time The COMET reviewed its route network was in 2009. The current network was designed around the old Broad River Power Company streetcar lines and the SCE&G bus routes.

What is the Transit System Redesign?

Reimagine The COMET will include a full redesign of the public transportation system that will evaluate and recommend important policy related to transit.

Transit Network Concepts

Thank you for taking the time to help improve our bus network.

Here you will see a map of the Existing Network and a map of the Draft New Network with some explanation of how it performs.

Whether you ride transit or not, the transit network is part of your community, and your taxes help pay for bus service, so we want your opinion.

The COMET Bus

Existing network

  • Dark Blue lines arrive every 30 minutes
  • Light Blue lines arrive every 60 minutes
  • Tan lines arrive every 90 or 120 minutes

This is a map of the existing The COMET transit network.

The color of each line tells you the maximum wait for that bus, on a weekday. For example, on a blue line, a bus comes every 30 minutes. On a light blue line, a bus comes only once every 60 minutes.

Most existing routes come every 30 or 60 minutes during the day on weekdays. Some routes come more frequently during rush hour. For more detail, you can download a larger map or read our Report to learn more about the existing network.

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The COMET Existing Network Click Image to Enlarge

Draft Plan

  • Dark Blue lines arrive every 30 minutes
  • Light Blue lines arrive every 60 minutes
  • Tan lines arrive every 90 or 120 minutes

This is a map of the Draft Plan for The COMET. This Draft Plan uses the same amount of bus funding as the existing network, no more.

With the Draft New Network, the average person can reach 15,300 jobs in 60 minutes, 17% more jobs than the Existing Network.

The number of residents near 30-minute service increases from 30,200 to 43,200, a 42% increase.

The number of jobs near 30-minute service increases from 53,600 to 62,400, a 16% increase.

The number of residents near any service increases from 94,600 to 77,900, a 17% decrease.

The number of jobs near any service increases from 99,600 to 90,100, a 9% decrease.

For more detail, you can download a larger map or read our Report to learn more about the Draft Plan.

Your voice matters! Take the survey!

The COMET Draft Network Click Image to Enlarge

Your voice matters!

Learn more about these transit concepts, hear from The COMET and consultant team staff, and ask questions about the transit planning process at our virtual public meetings in July.

You can tell us what you think at any time by taking our survey now.