COMET, the transit service for the Columbia, South Carolina area, has partnered with Lyft to provide subsidized rides to grocery stores for residents who live in food deserts and after hours service for riders who live within the fixed route service area.
The COMET To the Market program operates between 6 AM and 10 PM, seven days a week, and offers a $5.00 subsidy (users pay any fare beyond) to a number of grocery stores. This service can be used up to ten times per month.
The COMET @Night operates between 9 PM and 3 AM. Users obtain the code on the fixed route bus, and are offered the same $5.00 subsidy.