Columbia, South Carolina is sometimes referred to as \The Capital City of Southern Hospitality.\ Columbia prides itself on being a warm, friendly city that serves up the best Southern cuisine you can find, especially when it comes to SC Barbecue, which is slow-cooked with a special sauce of yellow mustard and apple cider vinegar, giving it a tang that's like nothing else. This bustling city is also the state capital and the home of South Carolina's flagship university.
Most people in Columbia use their own cars to get around. Though driving is the most popular method of transportation, over the past decade the city has made strides to expand its system of busses. CMTRA busses can take residents all over the greater Columbia area. There are also plans to introduce train service in the near future, making it possible to use mass transit for longer trips out of the area, as well as short trips in and around town.