"The Government of
Canada is improving safety at crossings where roads and train tracks
meet," said Baird. "As part of Canada's Economic Action Plan, we are
taking action now to upgrade rail grade crossing improvements in communities
"Statistics show a decline in fatalities and injuries at rail crossings and that means we are making progress," said Minister Merrifield. "This funding will enable us to continue life-saving upgrades for the safety of Canadian communities."
Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, the government is providing close to $11 million under the Grade Crossing Improvement Program to upgrade 155 high-priority rail grade crossings in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
The Government of Canada works with the railway industry, provinces and municipalities to perform safety assessments at rail crossings and works actively to reduce the number of crossing-related injuries and fatalities.