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Parking and Transportation Services

Transportation/Shuttles

Let us do the driving for you. The COMET is now operating campus transit under a contract with the university. There are 10 daytime routes and two evening routes to make your life easy, and it's all free with your Carolina Card! We have 30 locations across the Columbia campus.

Daytime and Evening Routes

You can catch a bus on each route nearly every 10-30 minutes depending on the route.  For exact times of routes, take advantage of the real time tracking which is available by text.  Send a text message to 41411 containing  “USCVMPS” and the bus stop ID number on the sign to get real time information sent to your phone! Example: uscvmps 1840 in a text message to 41411.
Route Stop ID and Stop Location Frequency

13 - North Loop

1840 - AD7 Lot - Barnwell St. Southbound
043 - Barnwell  - Pendleton St. Eastbound
1766 - Williams-Brice Nursing Building - Greene St. Westbound
1841 - National Advocacy Center - Pendleton St.  Eastbound
1864 - McMaster - Senate  St. Westbound 
1842 - 1600  - Hampton St. Eastbound

 20 minutes

14 - Express Route

1843 - AD16 - Gadsden/Devine Lot 600 Devine St. Midblock
1844 - Science and Technology Building - 1100 Block of Greene St. Westbound
1845 - School of Journalism and Mass Communication - Sumter St. Northbound
1847 - Discovery Garage – 821 Park St. Southbound

 15 minutes

15 - Yellow Route

1848 - Bates/Campus Village at Whaley and Marion Streets
1766 - Williams-Brice Nursing Building - Greene St. Westbound
1849 - Horizon Garage – 519 Main Southbound
1850 - Swearingen Engineering Center - Main St. Southbound
1180 - Flora/Evans St. Lots

 20 minutes

16 - Greek Village Lunch Express
9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Available to all Faculty, Staff, and Students
1851 
- Greek Village Midblock
1853 - Sumter Street & Horseshoe Northbound

 15 minutes

17 - Green Route

1854 - Academic Enrichment Center - Heyward St. Eastbound
848 - Bates/Campus Village at Whaley and Marion Streets
1855 - Band and Dance - Sumter Northbound
1865 - Coker Life Science - Sumter Northbound
1845 - School of Journalism and Mass Communication - Sumter St. Northbound
1849 - Horizon Garage – 519 Main St. Southbound
1850 - Swearingen Engineering Center - Main Southbound
1180 - Flora/Evans St. Lots

15 minutes

18 -  Red Route

1851 - Greek Village
1867 - CLA Area - Discovery Plaza - Greene St. between Park and Lincoln Westbound
1853 - Horseshoe at Sumter St.
024 - Pendleton Garage
043 - Pendleton and Barnwell
1766 - Nursing at Greene St.
1854 Academic Enrichment Center at Heyward St.
1848 - Bates/Campus Village at Whaley St.
 

20 minutes

19 - Blue Route

1851 - Greek Village
1854 - Academic Enrichment Center at Heyward St.
1848 - Bates/Campus Village at Whaley St.
1855 - Band and Dance at Sumter St.
1859 - Blatt PE Center on Wheat St.
1766 - Nursing on Greene St.
1867 - CLA Area - Discovery Plaza - Greene St. between Park and Lincoln Westbound

20 minutes

20 - West Campus

1858 - Founders Park (Williams & Wheat Northbound)
1866 - Park Place Apartments Midblock
1853 - Horseshoe - Sumter St. Northbound
1847 - Discovery Garage – 821 Park St. Southbound

10 minutes

20 minutes on weekends and on reduced service days

 

Evening Routes operate Monday thru Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. when classes are in session. No evening service on reduced service days or on weekends or no-service holidays.

You can catch a bus on each route nearly every 30 minutes.  For exact times of routes, take advantage of the real time tracking which is available by text.  Send a text message to 41411 containing  “USCVMPS” and the bus stop ID number on the sign to get real time information sent to your phone! Example: uscvmps 1840 in a text message to 41411 or visit here for details.


Route Stop ID and Stop Location Frequency

24 - Evening 1

1840 - AD7 Lot - Barnwell St. Southbound
043 - Pendleton & Barnwell Eastbound
1766 - Williams-Brice Nursing Building - Greene St. Westbound
1861 - University Union Midblock
1863 - Blatt P.E. Center - Wheat Street Midblock
1860 - Bates/Campus Village - Whaley St. Westbound
1862 - 300 Main St. Northbound
1865 - Coker Life Science - Sumter St. Northbound
1845 - School of Journalism and Mass Communication - Sumter St. Northbound
024 - Pendleton & Pickens Eastbound
1842 - 1600 Hampton Eastbound

30 minutes 

25 - Evening 2

1853 - Horseshoe - Sumter St. Northbound
1847 - Discovery Garage – 821 Park St. Southbound
1843 - Gadsden/Devine Lot on Devine St.
1866 - Park Place Apartments Midblock
1858 - Founders Park (Williams & Wheat Northbound)
1851 
- Greek Village Midblock
1848 - Bates/Campus Village at Whaley St.
1861 - University Union Midblock
1865 - Coker Life Science - Sumter St. Northbound
1845 - School of Journalism and Mass Communication - Sumter St. Northbound

 30 minutes

BullStreet District Park & Ride

The BullStreet District Park & Ride shuttle runs from 7:15 am to 7 pm when classes are in session.  The shuttle stops at the Pendelton Street garage and the corner of Pendelton and Sumter streets, then at the BullStreet District lot (BSD - formerly AD15) at the 2700 block of Colonial Drive. 

Weekend Routes

Route Stop ID and Stop Location Frequency

20 - West Campus Weekend

1866 - Park Place Apartments Midblock
1858 - Founders Park (Williams & Wheat Northbound)

1853 - Horseshoe - Sumter St. Northbound
1847 - Discovery Garage – 821 Park St. Southbound
1854 - Academic Enrichment Center at Heyward St.
1848 - Bates/Campus Village at Whaley St.

20 minutes

* When classes are not in session, only three daytime routes operate:
13 (North Loop), 14 (Express) and 20 (West Campus).

Rides On Demand

We'll pick you up!  Rides on-demand are available at the times listed below during the Fall and spring semesters.   Download the Translōc app to request a ride.

The Rides On Demand program is a shuttle service designed to meet our customers at the nearest designated On Demand area to their location, outside of our regular bus service schedule's timetable and/or physical routes. Please always ensure to doublecheck your designated pick-up meeting location and time so as not to miss your ride.

Read more about the app and how to use it

Sunday

10am to 2pm
11pm to 6am (Mon morning)

Monday

6pm to 6am (Tue morning)

Tuesday

6pm to 6am (Wed morning)

Wednesday

6pm to 6am (Thur morning)

Thursday

6pm to 6am (Fri morning)

Friday

6pm to 12am (Sat morning)

Saturday

10am to 2pm


Gateway Shuttles

The shuttles to Midlands Tech Airport and Beltline campus will run from 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday during the semester. Pick up will be on Bull St. next to Bates House.

Gameday Shuttles

We make it easier for you to support your favorite Gamecock team with our shuttle service. Learn more about pick-up times and locations and catch a free ride to and from football, baseball and basketball games played at home. 

 

For more information, visit the COMET website or call (803) 255-7100.

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