Rural municipalities in Saskatchewan are hoping some railway crossings in this province will see improved safety features.
Transport Canada says it will provide 10.9 million dollars to improve more than 400 rail crossings.
Ray Orb, president of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities, says there are some dangerous crossings in this province to be looked at.
He supports the move by Transport Canada to improve railway crossings and is hoping some of the funds are earmarked for Saskatchewan.
The Transport Department’s grade crossing improvement program uses factors like traffic volume and accident history to select crossings for upgrades.
Last year, 47 people died and 36 suffered serious injuries in railway crossing collisions in Canada.
Orb is attending a rail safety meeting in Ottawa this week through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.