This project has been APPROVED by Columbia City Council!
COMO Connect started out as just an idea in 2013. The City Manager challenged transit staff to come up with something innovative to improve Columbia bus system and offer customers better transportation options. Through a year-long process of public input, long planning meetings, hundreds of customer surveys, and multiple redesigns, City Council approved the staff’s COMO Connect project on February 17, 2014.
February 17, 2014 – Public Hearing on Columbia Transit’s proposed plan designs and public input results.
May 22, 2013 – Columbia Transit presented project COMO Connect to the Columbia City Council at a work session.
Be aware that these are large files which may cause long download times and are best viewed in their native size of 36 by 48 inches. Maps last updated January 2014. For a quick reference of the final route designs, please visit “Maps & Schedules” in the main menu bar above.
The City needed a name for the transit overhaul project, and the name COMO Connect was born. The catchy name was focused on our current and future customers, and striving to offer our local community better connections to where they live and work.
With the help of Creative Ink, a student-run marketing firm at Stephens College, Columbia Transit was able to roll out an exciting new brand and logo with the innovative new transit system as well. The COMO Connect name had become so popular and recognizable through the publicity and public survey process, that the team decided it would stay as the new name of the transit system.