MIL-OSI Canada: Minister of Transport prioritizes rail safety investments in Québec

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Source: Government of Canada News

March 13, 2024            Saint-Lazare, Québec            Transport Canada

The Government of Canada ensures Canadians have the safest railway systems, in collaboration with local communities and railway companies.

Today, the Minister of Transport and Québec Lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguez, and the Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil—Soulanges, Peter Schiefke, prioritized investments of $9.8 million for more than 70 projects across Québec, through the Rail Safety Improvement Program, notably a $472,679 project in Saint-Lazare for fencing off a section of rail in the Legault Road area.

The Rail Safety Improvement Program provides funds for projects that aim to improve rail safety at grade crossings and along rail lines. The program:

  • provides investments in rail infrastructure;
  • helps address climate change resiliency;
  • supports innovative solutions through research studies and new technology pilot projects and
  • helps educate Canadians on railway safety through outreach and awareness initiatives.

In addition, investments through the Rail Safety Improvement Program also contribute to economic growth by ensuring the continued efficient movement of goods to markets and creating well-paying jobs.

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