Margaret, one of the most well-known small business people in Scottsdale, owns and operates Dunn Transportation and is best known for bringing the now iconic “Ollie the Trolley” group of uniquely styled transportation options to Scottsdale.
Before starting her own company 27 years ago, Margaret learned every aspect of the transportation business from the asphalt up. She got her start by driving Molly the Trolley, founded in 1978. Now she has a 35-vehicle fleet of coaches, buses — and, of course, a stable of famous trolleys seen on city streets.
Besides knowing the transportation business from top to bottom, Margaret has also earned impressive academic credentials – including a degree from the Global Institute of Sustainability in Urban Dynamics with her capstone in Transit Oriented Development from Arizona State University and an MBA from the prestigious W.P. Carey School of Business.
In 2004, Margaret purchased and refurbished the dilapidated car wash property just north of McDowell Road on 74th Street where Dunn Transportation called home from 2005 to 2012. The property is now leased to Goodwill of Central Arizona.
Margaret’s transportation expertise adds an important element in helping the South Scottsdale Alliance achieve its mission to revitalize McDowell Road. She is keenly aware of the importance of recognizing that the McDowell Road Corridor is the gateway to the city connecting it to the neighboring communities of Phoenix, Tempe and the Salt River Indian Community.