Canada invests $21M in railway safety

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The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced more than $21 million in funding for new projects under the Rail Safety Improvement Program – Infrastructure, Technology and Research to enhance rail safety in Canada. The investment contributes to 135 initiatives across Canada that will support a wide range of eligible grade-crossing safety improvements, small infrastructure projects such as fencing, pedestrian crossings and overpasses, as well as implementation and research into new safety technologies. Over the past four years, more than $85 million has been invested in the form of grants and contributions to fund projects that have served to reduce risk and increase safety for Canadians.

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