Green Transportation Service Econation Wins 2011 "Operator of the Year" Award

Feb 24, 2011, 10:15 ET from Econation

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global transportation company Econation ( capped off a third consecutive year of high double digit growth by being the first alternative fuel and hybrid firm to win the industry's most prestigious award as LCT Magazine's, "2011 Operator of the Year." Econation is an example of new types of green business models that have thrived due to new corporate travel sustainability requirements and environmental support from the entertainment industry during special events such as the Academy Awards.

Econation was honored among industry peers this month at LCT Magazine's annual international award ceremony in the ballroom of the Paris Las Vegas. This was the second year the firm was nominated for the award, which measures chauffeured ground transportation firms on categories including innovation, safety, and operational excellence.  Though other services provide transportation in major domestic and international markets, Econation does so using vehicles powered primarily by compressed natural gas, hybrid electric motors, ethanol, and other alternative fuels. Econation provides emissions and fuel reduction reports to help corporations and event planners meet sustainability objectives. Econation's mission from inception was not only to provide a high quality service, but to make a positive environmental impact, by setting new standards for the transportation industry.

The company believes that in order to accelerate acceptance of alternative fuel transportation, a firm must not charge more for sustainable alternatives and must offer the same or better quality product or service level. "We're extremely proud to win this award, especially with so many strong providers in our category," stated James Caulkins, Managing Partner of Econation. "It was just a few years ago that others in the ground transportation industry were cynical about the value of sustainability, but we did our best to set a positive example for our industry. Once corporate America and the entertainment industry began to require emissions calculations, alternatives to standard fuel vehicles, and other standards based metrics, we became an easy choice. Our customers have been extremely supportive as has LCT Magazine, and we couldn't be happier."  

About Econation: Econation is a global "green" alternative to traditional ground transportation (Town cars, limousines, and buses). With a great assortment of the most cutting edge hybrid and alternative fuel based sedans, utility vehicles and reduced emission buses, it's an easy way for corporations and individuals to be environmentally and socially conscious without sacrificing price, comfort, or dependable service. Econation is open for business 24/7 by calling 877-ECO-NATN (326-6286) x1, through email at or by visiting

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