The Canadian Government is investing in rail improvements and expanding eligibility criteria to reduce injuries and fatalities.
Transport Canada has issued an emergency directive under section 33 of the Railway Safety Act to improve safety across the Canadian rail industry, following a train derailment in Quebec.
The Victoria government in Australia has allocated over A$520m ($529m) in its 2013-14 budget to improve safety, reliability and capacity on the state's public transport network.
Canadian National Railway (CN) is set to invest approximatelt C$500m ($408.11m) in infrastructure improvements to its Western Canada feeder rail lines in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Canada's Ontario Government is investing to bring improvements across the GO Transit network, in a bid to increase transit ridership, reduce travel times, manage congestion, connect people to jobs, and improve the economy.