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Safe Ride Home

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Overview | Shuttle | Late Night Taxi


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 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.

important Notice

Updated Hours

Safe Ride Shuttle service will be available during the rest of spring semester on the following days only.

  • Tuesdays from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Late-Night Taxi will not be available until further notice. 

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.

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

Safe Ride Shuttle will drive two continuous routes (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. 

Shuttle Routes

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Red Route

Stop Location
#1 Lot 29 - North Campus
#2 Lot 39 - The Station
#3 Lot 1 - Fine Arts Building
#4 Mary Mart Shopping Center
#5 Walmart
#6 Hy-Vee / Dollar General

Blue Route

Stop Location
#1 Lot 39 - The Station
#2 Lot 29 - North Campus
#3 Lot 10 - Hudson/Perrin Halls
#4 Main Square (E. 4th & N. Market St.)
#5 Walmart
#6 Hy-Vee / Dollar General

DOUBLEMAP App for your Phone

DoubleMap App IconDoubleMap is a real-time GPS bus tracking system. DoubleMap allows riders to track the exact location of the shuttle in real time.


  • View shuttle in real time on the map
  • View specific routes and associated stops
  • View your current location if GPS is enabled
  • View related announcements such as delays and re-routing
  • Made specifically for Apple or Android devices. Download for free!

User Guide View PDF

Safe Ride Late Night Taxi

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 TapRide 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

TapRide App for Your Phone

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

  • Made specifically for Apple or Android devices. Download for free!

User Guide View PDF