The US Department of Transportation has provided grants worth $40 million to States wanting to improve safety where highways and rail lines cross.

The grants, awarded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA), will help commuter rail authorities in California, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington eliminate hazards at highway-railway crossings.

“This $40 million in grants will help states improve safety at commuter rail crossings in rural and urban areas across America,” said Acting US Transportation Secretary Steven Bradbury.