MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – With the busy holiday weekend approaching, Checker Transportation in Marquette reminds those celebrating to have safe alternatives for finding a way home.
According to Michigan.gov in 2021, Marquette county ranked below the state average of 3,405 at 1,544 for total crashes of the year. For alcohol-related crashes, the state average was 115 with Marquette county having 67.
“The one thing we always tell people is don’t think about just yourself, think about everyone else on the road,” Ian Macfarlane, transportation manager, said. “We really wanna make sure that every person that is out there [gets home safe] whether they are drinking, having a good time or if they are just going to work. There are a lot of people that also work on New Year’s that don’t get time to spend with their families so we wanna make sure everyone all around enjoys their holiday season.”
Macfarlane said that Checker Transportation will have more staff this weekend to make sure that everyone going out has a safe way home. Three dispatchers and nine drivers will be available starting at 9 p.m. tomorrow and provide rides all night.
Rates start in the Marquette area at $13 and $14-15 heading towards the highway. Rides going out towards Negaunee increase up to $30.