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Significant Rail News, June 12, 2014

California Legislature Budget Deal Tentatively Gives 25% of Cap And Trade Revenues To HSR
http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2014/06/budget-deal-gives-25-percent-of-cap-and-trade-money-to-high-speed-rail.html

Yo! Ho! Ho! And A HSR Ticket Dept: Pirates Of The High Speed Rail
http://www.foxandhoundsdaily.com/2014/06/pirates-high-speed-rail/

Passenger Train Service From Madison, WI to Chicago Proposed
http://www.masstransitmag.com/news/11519302/passenger-train-service-from-madison-to-chicago-is-proposed?utm_source=MASS+NewsViews+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MASS140606003

Santa Clara County: Sales Tax For BART Extension And Other Transit Projects Postponed Until 2016
http://www.masstransitmag.com/news/11519311/no-transportation-tax-on-santa-clara-county-ballot-this-year-after-all?utm_source=MASS+NewsViews+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MASS140606003

BART Staff Recommends Change In New Train Car Design
http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_25944747/bart-staffers-recommend-change-new-train-car-design

Don’t Think They Asked For Subsidies Dept: No Florida Government Subsidies For All Aboard Florida
http://www.masstransitmag.com/news/11518689/scott-clarifies-no-state-subsidies-for-all-aboard-florida?utm_source=MASS+NewsViews+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MASS140605002

US House Of Representatives Votes To Cut Off Funds To CA HSR, Again
http://www.ibabuzz.com/politics/2014/06/10/house-votes-to-cut-off-money-for-high-speed-rail/

If They “Work” At All Dept: Google’s Driverless Cars Will Need More Testing, Watchdog Group Warns
http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-consumer-watchdog-warns-dmv-on-googles-driverless-car-20140610-story.html

Huge, Grimy ‘Art’ Piece to Be Removed From BART Embarcadero Station
http://www.masstransitmag.com/news/11517398/huge-rope-sculpture-to-be-removed-from-embarcadero-bart?utm_source=MASS+NewsViews+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MASS140604002

Bump At Pump In January 2015 to Help Fund Bullet Train Project
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Bump-at-pump-in-January-to-help-speed-bullet-5538049.php

Bay Bridge’s Troubled Chinese Connection
http://www.sacbee.com/static/sinclair/sinclair.jquery/baybridge/index.html

Bay Area Clipper Card To Be Used For SMART When Rail Service Starts in 2016
http://www.marinij.com/novato/ci_25914954/clipper-cards-be-used-smart-train-when-service

Four Thailand High Speed Rail Routes Shot Dead By Thai Military Coup
http://www.masstransitmag.com/news/11514459/high-speed-trains-set-to-be-shelved?utm_source=MASS+NewsViews+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MASS140603002

Kings County Files First Lawsuit Challenging Fresno-Bakersfield HSR Approval
http://www.masstransitmag.com/news/11507796/kings-co-files-first-lawsuit-to-challenge-fresno-bakersfield-rail-approval?utm_source=MASS+NewsViews+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MASS140531002

Sacramento Regional Transit To Beef Up Light Rail Security
http://www.sacbee.com/2014/06/03/6453425/sacramento-transit-increasing.html

Transit Systems Work To Preserve Trees Along Rail Lines
http://www.metro-magazine.com/article/story/2014/06/transit-systems-work-to-preserve-trees-along-rail-lines.aspx?utm_campaign=Rail-Transit-NEW-20140604&utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Enewsletter

Hey If I Wanted Such Excitement I’d Buy A Beemer Dept: Chicago’s Metra Removes Two Engineers After “Scary Rides” On Trains
http://www.masstransitmag.com/news/11502334/metra-removes-2-engineers-from-duty-as-it-probes-scary-rock-island-rides?utm_source=MASS+NewsViews+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MASS140529002

Los Angeles Union Station: Metro Proposes Massive Union Station Redevelopment Plan
http://www.masstransitmag.com/news/11501202/metro-unveils-bold-proposal-to-modernize-downtowns-union-station?utm_source=MASS+NewsViews+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MASS140528002