Basel's trolleybus referendum initiative succesful!
filed on: 16.09.2004 (16th Sep 2004)
Pro Trolleybus's initiative to halt trolleybus abandonment in Basel has cleared its first hurdle. The 4000 valid signatures required to enforce a referendum have been collected in less than two months, with further signatures still coming in. The initiative wants to stop BVB's plans to 'standardise' the bus fleet (a cloudy formulation for trolleybus abandonment).
Basel has a fleet of 12 Neoplan articulated trolleybuses delivered in 1995. With a life expectancy of 25 years but a low resale price, abandonment would be financial folly, especially seeing the contribution these silent and friendly vehicles make to clean air, green mobility and passenger comfort.
source: Pro Trolleybus
See also: 16.06.2004.
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