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Safe Ride Home

Important Notice

Winter Break (Dec. 8 - Jan. 8)

  • Safe Ride Shuttle (for retail stops) will be operational on Wednesdays and Sundays during Winter Break.
  • Late-Night Taxi's last service for 2023 will be Thursday, Dec. 7 from 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. Service will resume normal hours on January 11, 2024.


Check NW_UPD on Twitter and Instagram for Safe Ride operation updates.

The Safe Ride Home program is a safe and timely transportation service within the city limits of Maryville, MO, offered by students, for students at Northwest Missouri State University. Safe Ride Home provides a shuttle system so students can travel to various retail stores in Maryville throughout the week.  We also offer a taxi service for late-night transportation for students to use in a preventive manner (have used a substance or plan to use a susbstance that can cause impairment) when students are in situations they feel are unsafe.

  • The Safe Ride program provides an important link between the University and City Community. It provides a means for students to engage in off-campus venues, shopping and eating destinations while saving them gas and wear on their vehicles.
  • It also benefits the Maryville community by providing a bridge for students to engage in opportunities that the City community provides.
  • The Safe Ride program is sponsored by Northwest Cell.

Fall 2023 Hours

Shuttle Hours (for retail stops)

Day Hours
not available
Tuesday not available
Wednesday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday not available
Friday not available
Saturday not available
Sunday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Late Night Taxi Hours (no retail stops)

Day Hours
Monday not available
Tuesday not available
Wednesday not available
Thursday 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Friday 10 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Saturday 10 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Sunday not available

Updates will be posted on the UPD social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Contact the UPD at 660.562.1254 or for questions or concerns.

TransLoc App for Your Phone

TransLoc appStudents can request a safe ride using the TransLoc app. Drivers are instantly notify of your ride request and you will receive a push notification when the driver arrive.

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Etiquette & Culture

Shuttle signThe Safe Ride program is a student-run program with peers serving peers. Please be mindful of others and courteous while using the program. Be on time at your pick up destination so that we can keep wait times to a minimum. The shuttle will not be waiting for students at stops.  The students must wait for the shuttle at set times.  The times and stops are listed above.

We welcome your feedback about the Safe Ride Home program and would like to hear from you!

Please email comments to University Police at

Safe Ride Shuttle

Check NW_UPD on Twitter for Safe Ride operation updates.

Safe Ride Shuttle will drive a continuous route (see below) throughout the campus and city communities with stops placed in the areas of highest usage for pick up and drop off requests. This will be similar to the way a city bus operates. Shuttle drivers will not wait at the stops. 

Safe Ride Route

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Route Stops

Stop Location
Shuttle Stop A - Horizon's West (Lot 29) Lot 29 bus shelter on Centennial Drive
Shuttle Stop B - Station (Lot 39) Lot 39 (between Dieterich and Millikan)
Shuttle Stop C (Lot 10) Lot 10 (behind Hudson) on West 7th Street
Shuttle Stop D (Lot 1) Lot 1  (between Fine Arts and Fire Arts)
Shuttle Stop E (Town Square) Corner of North Market and East 4th Street
University Police Department College Park Drive
Wal-Mart 1605 S. Main, Maryville, MO
Dollar Tree Mary Mart shops, S. Main Street
1217 S. Main, Maryville, MO

Safe Ride Late Night Taxi

Check NW_UPD on Twitter for Safe Ride operation updates.

Safe Ride Late Night Taxi is to get students home safely after hours. The Taxi is not intended for shopping or retail use. To schedule a ride, use the app on your phone or alternatively, call us at 660.562.1245.

  • Make sure to have your Bearcat ID on you at the time of your ride. When using the service, your ID will be scanned into the computer logbook via a card reader. 
  • Guests may ride only when escorted by a current student

Before scheduling a ride, know the following information:

  • Name
  • Northwest username/password (if by app) or 919# (if by phone)
  • Contact phone number, preferably a cell phone
  • Location to be picked up
  • Destination to be dropped off
  • Number of passengers riding