Central Midlands Transit Bus Advertising
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Important update regarding the COMET bus advertising program.
As of around September 2016 we have begun winding down the exterior advertising program. Throughout the 2017 year the COMET will be replacing all of the older buses in the fleet with new modern buses. Due to this and other factors the bus advertising program is going to be discontinued. As of early April 2017 all available remaining ad space has been contracted for.
We sincerley appreciate all of our clients who we have worked with over the years as well as the COMET staff we have worked with on this program during the time we have managed it.
Columbia, SC Metro Area Information and Statistics
Columbia is the capital of and largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina. Columbia is the county seat of Richland County, but a small portion of the city extends into Lexington County. The CMRTA bus routes cover the majority of the entire Midlands area within Richland and Lexington County which allows for excellent exposure to the Midlands area population of over 500,000 residents.
The metropolitan statistical area of Columbia has a population estimate of 767,598 according to the 2011 estimates performed by the U.S. Census Bureau with the city limit of Columbia itself estimated at 130,591. In Census 2000, the population for the then two-county metropolitan area (Richland and Lexington) was 536,691, of which about 78% was within the Columbia urbanized area proper (2000 pop.: 420,537). In June 2003, the United States Census Bureau added four more counties — Fairfield, Calhoun, Kershaw, and Saluda — to Columbia's standard metropolitan statistical area, giving its total population a significant boost. It now ranks as the largest in South Carolina.
Columbia's metropolitan counties include:
Located just 13 miles northwest of South Carolina's geographic center, Columbia is the primary city of the Midlands region of South Carolina, which comprises several counties in the central portion of the state. As such it is centrally located to the rest of the state. Founded in 1786 as the site of South Carolina's new capital city, it was one of the first planned cities in the United States. The area is often cited for its high quality of life offerings, with its many cultural amenities, parks, and recreational features. At the confluence of two major rivers, Columbia is one of the best destinations in the country for kayak and canoe enthusiasts. It is also known for its large number of independent theater groups. Columbia was recently one of 30 communities named "America's Most Livable Communities." The award was given by the Washington based non-profit Partners for Livable Communities and honors communities that are developing themselves in the creative economy. The Columbia are has also been named as in the top 10 and top 25 best places to retire.
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