Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Lights

Ollie the Trolley has enjoyed sharing another year of holiday spirit with a busy season of holiday light tours and parties!

With a little over a week before Christmas you can still enjoy the beautiful Holiday Lights at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park.
Take a train ride through many festive holiday lights and displays turning the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park into a winter wonderland. Holiday Lights runs 6:30 to 9 p.m. through Dec. 30, excluding Dec. 24 and 25. Santa will be at the park through Dec. 23. Train and carousel rides are $2 each with children younger than 3 riding free with a paying adult. The park is at 7301 E. Indian Bend Road. For more information, call (480) 312-2312

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Spirit of Enterprise 2011 Finalist

On November 8, 2011, Dunn Transportation /Ollie the Trolley was honored to be the Winner of Arizona Lottery Overcoming Adversity Award at the 15th annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards presented by the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Margaret Dunn and the entire team at Dunn Transportation/Ollie the Trolley was selected from 50 applicants and honored as one of five companies that demonstrates energy, ethics and excellence in entrepreneurship.

Ollie the Trolley/Dunn Transportation is considered an ambassador to tourists and residents who ride the trolleys and executive coach service valley wide. The Ollie team is proud to have survived the city’s deep transit cuts during the recession without laying off a single employee. Ms. Dunn stated, "Our philosophy is when times are great, we don't go overboard and we don't go buying and getting into debt and when times are tough, we tighten up. You become more resistant to economic downturns with the length of time of being in business."

Margaret is currently a student of the MBA program at the W.P. Carey School of Business and continues to expand her knowledge in Sustainable living and achieving the balance between business and the environment.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Business Spotlight

The team at Ollie the Trolley/Dunn Transportation has a strong commitment to local business! What better way to support the many fabulous and creative businesses in and around Scottsdale than to give them a shout out!

The first of our Business Spotlight is The Cider Mill Gourmet Market & Sandwich Shop. If you are not familiar with this, somewhat hidden gem, you need to be. The Cider Mill is located at 7240 E. Main Street, Suite C-100, in the Frontier Town Shops.

Locally owned and operated by the Seiter family. This family business is a huge supporter of local food vendors for their breads, meats and organic produce, making their gourmet sandwiches and salads as fresh as they come. All of their delicious soups and salad dressings are homemade, nothing from a can!

There is a gourmet market selling any number of local products for cooking such as: various delectable’s from the Queen Creek Olive Mill, prickly pear everything, hot sauces, marinades, jellies, syrups as well as their own line of products.

Cider Mill also features a soda bar where they brew bottle and distribute Cider Mill Sodas including: root beer, vanilla cream, orange cream, and prickly pear. They have become quite popular for their root beer floats! It is a fantastic place for a children’s birthday party!

Hop on the Old Town Trolley and hop off at Del Sol on Main St. After shopping the unique boutiques in the front of Frontier Town Shops, head back to The Cider Mill for a treat worth writing home about and why not include a jar of Jalapeno Jelly from the market.

Monday, October 17, 2011

5th Annual Downtown Phoenix Pubcrawl

Who doesn't love a Pubcrawl? Hop on Ollie the Trolley and enjoy the 5th Annual Downtown Phoenix Pubcrawl.
5th Annual Downtown Phoenix Pubcrawl

Monday, October 3, 2011

Community Event

Jammin Fall Festival, October 23rd, 3-7pm. This is the second festival at this unique old town Scottsdale boutique. JAM ( is located in the historical Charles Miller home in Charles Miller Square, 6938 E. First St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251.

This artisan boutique supports local and national artists making it the perfect place for one-of-a-kind gifts.

The fall festival will feature 40 local artists, as well as a percentage of the sales that day benefiting Doves Program, protecting seniors from domestic violence and abuse.

There is no better place to start your Holiday shopping.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Employee Spotlight - Lynn Gustafson

Lynn Gustafson, who recently celebrated her one year anniversary with the company, assists the President/CEO, Vice President of Operations and
Director of Operations at Ollie the Trolley/Dunn Transportation.

Lynn, a Scottsdale native, graduated from Coronado High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Purchasing and Logistics Management from Arizona State University.

In addition to working for Ollie the Trolley, Lynn manages a family business and is a talented artist! She took her first stained glass class in 2000 and still makes a piece from time to time. However, in 2002 her passion for working with warm glass, fusing and bead making, was ignited. "Fused glass
allows me to make functional art and bead making allows me to make miniature
pieces of wearable art".

Two years ago she and three fellow artists came together to
create opportunities in the South Scottsdale artist community to open their home studios
to show and sell their art. As a founding member of the South Scottsdale
Art Alliance, she helps to organize the
Camelback Studio Tour & Sale. Mark your calendar for the next tour, October
21-23 from 10am-5pm. This self guided tour allows you to shop seventeen
local artists in an intimate, personal environment, their home studio.

Lynn's positive attitude and zest for life is a natural fit for our Be Happy
motto at Ollie the Trolley/Dunn Transportation. "My life is full of
wonderful people, and wonderful experiences, and overlaying all of it is my
art, bringing everything into sharper focus".

Monday, September 26, 2011

Scottsdale Business Tradeshow – September 27, 2011

Join us at the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase Tradeshow , Tuesday, September 27, 2011 from 3-7. This free, open to the public event will be held at Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250. It’s a wonderful opportunity to network and support Scottsdale business owners with a cash bar, complimentary food and entertainment.

Friday, September 23, 2011

2011 Spirit of Enterprise Finalist

Ollie the Trolley/Dunn Transportation is honored to be a finalist for the 2011 Spirit of Enterprise Awards. The Spirit of Enterprise Center, at Arizona State University’s W.P Carey School of Business, is on a mission is to promote Ethics, Energy and Excellence in Entrepreneurship. As an Alumni of ASU and current student in the Master’s program at the W.P. Carey School of Business, Owner and CEO, Margaret Dunn is humbled and honored to be considered for such an illustrious award.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Arizona Taco Festival......

As we welcome cooler temperatures, it’s time to enjoy one of Scottsdale’s many outdoor festivals. Mark your calendar for the Arizona Taco Festival,, October 15, 2011. Valley restaurants to amateur competitors will compete in the 2nd annual taco battle. The Scottsdale Waterfront (7125 E. Via Soleri, the lot across from Olive & Ivy) will be turned into taco town with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Anne Rita Monahan Foundation, an organization that supports ovarian cancer research. Expect a huge VIP Tent, Lucha Libre wrestling, beer donkeys, a main bar, a Margarita Challenge, hot chile pepper eating contest, and a Boutique Tequila Expo Tent featuring over 30 different brands of premium tequilas, a kid’s zone, and so much more.
Enjoy this family friendly event and let the Downtown Trolley do the driving. Find your closest stop at

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mission Statement

We recently sat down with ten Ollie the Trolley team members to discuss our Mission Statement. The words are displayed on a poster above our door but does anyone really see it, read it, or make it part of their day? After a lively discussion we feel the team better defined our mission:
Be the Best Passenger Transportation Company in Arizona.

We exist to serve our customers, to drive safely, have clean and well maintained vehicles, show pride in our work, to be accountable for our actions and to be appreciated and valued by our leaders and team members. The Ollie the Trolley team is committed to be the most sought after transit contractor in the Valley. We exist to, Be the Best Passenger Transportation Company in Arizona.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Arizona Restaurant Week

It’s here, Arizona Restaurant week has started, September 17 – 25th with over 200 restaurant participating statewide. There is no better time to try a new restaurant or visit one of your old favorites and see what they have cooked up for the week Visit for a complete list of participating restaurants.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Welcome Back Students!

Welcome back ASU students! If you live at the ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus be sure to take advantage of the FREE Downtown Phoenix Trolley! Runs Thurs 6-11pm & Fri/Sat 6pm-2:30am....travels all around Downtown for FREE and our friendly Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors are on-board to answer questions & help you along the way. More information can be found at

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Beat the Heat this Summer!

Summer is upon us which means the days of 100+ are here. A great alternative when traveling around Scottsdale this summer is your FREE Scottsdale trolleys. Trolley routes operate seven days per week and our friendly drivers will help you along the way. A handy route map and more information can be found at Be sure to join our mailing list to recieve information on detours, special events and more!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

NEW Talking Stick Trolley Route!

Free Trolley service stopping at Talking Stick Golf Course, Talking Stick Resort, Casino Arizona at Talking Stick, The Pavilions at Talking Stick shopping center and Salt River Fields at Talking Stick every day from February 24 to April 1, from noon-8:00pm. Visit for schedule information.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Hospitality Trolley Route

New Hospitality Trolley route links resorts with Downtown and event centers!

Scottsdale's new "Hospitality Trolley" links visitors at the city's major resorts with Downtown Scottsdale and event centers such as Scottsdale Stadium, WestWorld and the Tournament Players Club golf course.

Service runs from 10:30 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. The trolley runs in Downtown Scottsdale at the northwest corner of Osborn Road and Drinkwater Boulevard (across from Scottsdale Stadium). The route heads west on Osborn to Scottsdale Road, then north on Scottsdale Road to the final destination of WestWorld with stops at other event venues and sponsoring resorts along the way. Transfers can be made from the Hospitality Route to other routes in the Downtown area. More information can be found at

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Waste Management Phoenix Open...It's a DUNN Deal!

Special Rountrip Transportation!

■$500 round-trip transportation to/from the Open

■Seats up to 36 passengers, flat screen tv's/DVD player, CD player/PA System

■Includes ice chest, ice, bottled water, and placstic cups

■You are welcome to bring food & beverages on-board (alcohol is permitted)

■Contact us at 480-970-8130

Monday, January 3, 2011


The 2011 Resort Trolley begins this Wednesday and will run 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, January 5 – April 3, 2011.

The Scottsdale Resort Trolley is a free & easy way to get from your resort
to one of Downtown’s most popular shopping destination, Scottsdale Fashion Square.
Here you’ll find 225 upscale retailers. Once at the mall, travelers can connect to the Scottsdale Downtown Trolley.

Participating resorts include: Chaparral Suites Scottsdale; InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa; JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa; Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa; Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites; and W Scottsdale Resort & Residences.

For more information please contact the Resort Trolley at 480-970-8130.