I have some good news from ecoShuttle Land:  We will be taking over Lewis and Clark College’s Pioneer Express bus route.  This means we’ve hired some talented new drivers.  We also just wrapped up our service out at Pickathon, which was again quite successful, it even got a nice write-up in a blog that I link to quite frequently, and will do again right now!  (http://www.grist.org/living/2011-08-12-friday-music-festival-blogging-green-and-groovy-at-pickathon)

Now for some news that is completely irrelevant to the environment and transportation:  The Flaming Lips are playing the Keller Auditorium on September 20th.  If you are thinking of going and enjoying some adult beverages, you might want to consider hiring ecoShuttle to get you to the auditorium and home safely, in fact this actually sounds like the perfect service for our brand new 100% electric (that means zero emissions) Nissan Leaf.  You could also be transported in the Leaf to the upcoming shows for MusicfestNW.  There’s an incredible lineup this year including the Antlers, Portland’s very own Yacht, and of course Thee Oh Sees, and many other amazing acts (Like the Thermals, Glass Candy, the Kills, Blitzen Trapper, and Sharon van Etten, I could go on all day)! (http://musicfestnw.com/)

On a sad note, ecoShuttle recently lost a friend and former employee.  Larry Dunham succumbed to cancer recently.  Larry was a wonderful man with a big heart and was always a pleasure to be around.  We will miss him dearly and our thoughts go out to his family.