Marq-Tran Offers NMU Students Free Rides to Local Grocery Stores Each Friday

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They had a good sized group join today.

They had a good sized group join today.

Marquette, MI  –  September 21, 2018  –  For the last three weeks, Marq-Tran has been offering Northern Michigan University students free rides to local grocery stores. This week we stopped by NMU to talk to some of the students getting ready to board today’s bus to hear what they thought of the program.

Each Friday, Marq-Tran takes two loads of students to either Meijer or Walmart. Students can board the bus from Lot #9 behind Hunt/Van Antwerp Hall off Wright Street on the Northern Michigan University Campus. The bus takes off from the parking lot at 3:00pm and 3:50pm. With just over an hour to shop, the free ride program is a special event to make shopping for the weekend easy. Even better, on the way back, the Marq-Tran bus will drop off each student at their dorm so no one has to haul their groceries all the way across campus!

The bus takes off from Lot #9 at Northern Michigan University.

The bus takes off from Lot #9 at Northern Michigan University.

After talking with Northern Michigan University students and staff this afternoon, we found that people were excited and appreciative for the opportunity Marq-Tran provides. Many students at Northern do not have vehicles of their own making this event an easy way for students to pick up groceries for the weekend. It also gives students a chance to learn more about Marq-Tran and how they can always get free rides by just showing the NMU ID.

We also stopped outside of New Jamrich Hall to check out the Wildcat statue reveal! The bronze statue was made possible through a gift from the estate of former NMU Board of Trustees Chair and longtime NMU Supporter Gil Ziegler.

Hear what the students and staff at NMU think:

Click here to listen to Kristine’s thoughts on the NMU Marq-Tran grocery ride program

Click here to listen to Lauren’s interview with Haley, a staff member at NMU

Click here to listen to Bridgette talk about the free rides to Meijer/Walmart

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