Started in 2007 EcoTrans provides scheduled shuttle service between the Greater Northfield Area and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP). In addition, EcoTrans focused on expanding transportation options, including car service when and where you want to go, with a firm commitment to more environmentally friendly strategies and vehicles. Today EcoTrans regularly provides transportation for students, parents, faculty, and staff at Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges as well as Northfield and surrounding area residents, businesses, and community groups.
EcoTrans consistently solicits client and community input for ideas to enhance our service. We evaluate these in the context of our capacity, efficiency, environmental and social impact, as well as sustainability and profitability.
Our first Prius, acquired in December 2007, has driven over 420,000 miles with minimal maintenance. It has truly been an honor to have provided transportation for an incredibly diverse clientele including celebrities, distinguished scholars, inspirational leaders, and ‘everyday people’.
In addition we provide transportation on behalf of schools, non-profit organizations, and individuals in need of medical or therapeutic care at rates in balance with budgets, whenever possible.
We are proud to connect St. Olaf students via Van-Go! transportation with civic engagement, mentoring, tutoring, and volunteer activities as well as medical and dental appointments within Northfield, under contract with the college.
As we move forward, one focus will be to provide increased non-intrusive information to enhance client awareness of special transportation opportunities to enhance efficiency and reduce costs. In addition we are working on collaborative efforts to expand EcoTrans services to new frontiers. As always, we wish to affirm that your comments and patronage are greatly appreciated!