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8/28/2013



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Denver's RTD hosts Ethiopian rail delegation


Last week, Regional Transportation District of Denver (RTD) officials hosted a high-ranking Ethiopian delegation that is researching solutions to improve transportation services to the disabled in their nation.

RTD provided a tour of its system to the delegation at the request of the U.S. Department of State and its International Visitor Leadership Program, RTD General Manager Phil Washington said in a press release.

"It is humbling to be recognized both in America and internationally for our light-rail system and how we continue to pursue ways to improve transportation delivery to disabled community members," he said.

Delegation members represented the Ethiopian Railways Corp. (ERC), the Addis Ababa Road and Transport Bureau and National Association of Physical Handicap.

ERC officials have expressed interest in making sure their light-rail system, now under construction, will meet internationally accepted disability standards, RTD officials said.



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