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Safe Ride Home

Safe Ride is operating under normal conditions.

Sponsored by

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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.

  • This program is sponsored by NorthwestCell

Summer 2019 Schedule

Shuttle Hours: (for retail stops)

Monday not available
Tuesday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday not available
Thursday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday not available
Saturday not available
Sunday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Late Night Taxi Hours: (no retail stops)
Sorry, the late night taxi service is not available during the summer. We will return in the fall.

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, please contact us at 660.562.1245

When calling Safe Ride Late Night Taxi: Please provide the following information:

  • Name & 919#
  • Contact phone number, preferably a cell phone
  • Location to be picked up
  • Destination to be dropped off
  • Number of passengers riding
  • 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

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. 

The Safe Ride program is sponsored by NorthwestCell.


Route 1 (Red) | East Maryville

Stop 1 W. 16th & College Park Dr
Stop 2 Lot 29
Stop 3 Lot 39, The Station
Stop 4 Lot 3, College Ave & N. Munn St.
Stop 5 Mary Mart Shopping Center
Stop 6 Walmart
Stop 7 Hy-Vee

Route 2 (Blue) | West Maryville


Stop 1 Lot 39, The Station
Stop 2 Lot 29
Stop 3 Lot 12, Hudson/Perrin
Stop 4 Main Square (E. 4th & N. Market St.)
Stop 5 US Bank (W. Jenkins St. & S. Main St.)
Stop 6 Walmart
Stop 7 Hy-Vee
Ride System App

Northwest Safe Ride Shuttle App

  • Locate stops

  • Follow routes

  • Arrival time estimates

  • Receive announcements

  • Real-time shuttle locations

  • Install the free Apple or Android App

  • Choose "Northwest Missouri State University"

Shuttle signSafe Ride's Etiquette & Culture

The 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