Petition for Salzburg's Gunter Mackinger
filed on: 19.08.2014 (19th Aug 2014)
Gunter Mackinger, director of Salzburg's transport system, has long been an untiring advocate of trolleybuses, championing the mode in times that it is not universally popular. He is internationally recognized as an expert and his opinions and example have over the years been a pillar of the worldwide trolleybus cause.
Unexpectedly, however, he has been removed from office from 31st July and placed in an advisory role. Officially this is explained with the need to restructure the undertaking. Inofficially, the decison appears to be politically motivated, and could well turn out to be the beginning of a broader attack on the trolleybus system.
A petition has been launched in favour of reinstating Mackinger. This petition can be signed on http://secure.avaaz.org/de/petition/petition_53ed124e82477/ .
source: Trolleybus Yahoogroup
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