MAP Established, Marq-Tran Service Expanded
A recent addition to the NMU campus is a green jeep with "Motorist Assist Program" on its sidepanels and a Wildcat head on the hood. From 7:30 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, it constantly cruises the streets and parking lots on campus. The student employees behind the wheel are ready to provide a variety of helpful services on short notice.
"Public Safety started MAP in collaboration with ASNMU," said Ken Love (Public Safety). "The program began the first week of the semester and has already been put to use. In the first month, we assisted with more than 40 vehicle lockouts, 20 jumpstarts and several escorts back to residence halls or apartments. If someone needs a wrecker, we can call one; if they need directions, we can provide them; if they need to d-ice their locks, we can help with that, too. It's a free service that assists motorists with relatively minor issues and frees up officers to focus on other duties."
In another recent development, the "Wildcat Shuttle" service has expanded. Marq-Tran previously offered free transport to students on campus, but now students can ride anywhere in the county on Marq-Tran's existing routes for no charge when they show an ID upon boarding.