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Government of Canada invests millions to improve railway safety

Moncton, New Brunswick    Transport Canada - The Government of Canada is committed to keeping Canadians safe by improving rail safety and increasing public awareness and confidence in Canada’s rail transportation system.
Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced that the Government of Canada is providing $16.5 million under the Rail Safety Improvement Program to support 136 new projects and initiatives, including improvements to 104 grade crossings and rail infrastructure across the country.
These projects and initiatives will contribute to increasing safety at grade crossings and along rail lines, and prevent serious incidents through outreach, education and awareness.
The Rail Safety Improvement Program is an essential component of the Government of Canada’s commitment to improving rail safety. Over the last four years, the Government of Canada has invested more than $71 million to promote rail safety.
Today’s announcement includes funding for new projects that focus on infrastructure, technology and research, including safety improvements on rail property; the use of innovative technologies; research and studies; as well as the closures of grade crossings that present safety concerns.
Source : Government Of Canada

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