COMET + RATP Dev help riders beat the heat

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) and its prime contractor RATP Dev are helping the riding public cope with the Midlands’ famously hot summer by providing bottled water at its COMET Central hub every Friday in August.

“In the spirit of serving our community, our team was concerned about the well-being of our riders with temperatures reaching above 90 degrees,” said Lenny Cooksey, General Manager of RATP Dev at The COMET. “The Hy-Drate Me program is our small way of keeping people safe in the heat.”

The program started as a pilot back in July and experienced a great reception from the community. RATP Dev staff, along with The COMET team will continue to provide water each Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at its hub on the corner of Laurel and Sumter streets through the end of August.

“Keeping our riders safe is one of the hallmarks of our service,” said LeRoy DesChamps, Interim Executive Director of The COMET. “We are pleased to offer this program to the community and hope to continue it next summer as well.”

The next Hy-Drate Me water distribution will take place Friday, August 25th at 11:30 a.m.

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