To celebrate the new COMO Connect bus system launching Monday August 4th, the city will be hosting a free launch party on Saturday August 2nd from 10am-12pm on Rollins, in front of the MU Student Center. The family-friendly event will be a community fair for customers to come out and enjoy free refreshments and learn about the new bus routes. There will be lots of great information for people interested in starting to ride public transportation and how to navigate the new system. Children can enjoy crafts and games at the Kidz Corner and there will be lots of prizes and raffles to give away throughout the event. The Columbia Chamber of Commerce will be helping with an official ribbon cutting at 11am to launch the new system.
There will be free parking all day on the first three levels of the Virginia Avenue parking garage just south of Rollins, as well as on the first three levels of the Hitt Street parking garage north of Rollins.