June 1, 2017, Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Transport Canada
The Government of Canada is continuing its investment of the Rail Safety Improvement Program to keep Canadians safe and our railway system functioning at its best. This year’s funding announcement highlights a commitment in our communities to improve rail safety across Canada.
Alexandra Mendès, Member of Parliament for Brossard – Saint-Lambert, and Sherry Romanado, Member of Parliament for Longueuil – Charles-LeMoyne, today announced on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, that two local infrastructure projects have been granted $528,343.50 in total federal funding through the Rail Safety Improvement Program.
As such, the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) will benefit from $402,143.50 in funding to improve the safety of the grade crossing on Saint-Georges Street by installing pedestrian gates in all four quadrants, two of which are located in Saint-Lambert and two in Longueuil. The City of Longueuil will also receive $126,200 in assistance to widen the crossing area at the level of the railway tracks.
Transport Canada’s Rail Safety Improvement Program is a $55 million, three-year initiative that provides federal funding, in the form of grants or contributions. The program’s objective is to improve rail safety, contribute to the reduction of injuries and fatalities, and increase public confidence in the Canada’s rail transportation system. Applications are now being accepted for new projects beginning in 2018-2019.
Office of Alexandra Mendès
Member of Parliament for Brossard – Saint-Lambert
Office of Sherry Romanado
Member of Parliament for Longueuil – Charles-LeMoyne
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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Photo cutline (from left to right): Constable Yian Montpetit-Douville, CN Police Service, Alexandra Mendès, Member of Parliament for Brossard – Saint-Lambert, Gilles B. Legault, Senior Counsel, Global Legal Affairs, CN, Colette Éthier, Municipal Councillor for the City of Longueuil, Sherry Romanado, Member of Parliament for Longueuil – Charles-LeMoyne, and Alain Dépatie, Mayor of the City of Saint-Lambert.