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Transport Canada to fund rail safety projects in Quebec

Minister of Transport Pablo Rodriguez
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Canada's Minister of Transport Pablo Rodriguez this week announced CA$9.8 million in funding for more than 70 rail safety projects across Quebec.

Transport Canada's Rail Safety Improvement Program provides funds for projects designed to improve rail safety at grade crossings and along rail lines. The program invests 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.

The announced funding includes a CA$472,679 project in Saint-Lazare that would fence off a section of rail in the Legault Road area, according to a news release.

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, according to the release.