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CITY OF LINCOLN   •   NEWS RELEASE   •   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:
January 31, 2002
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Roger Figard, City Engineer, 441-7567

City Hires Traffic Engineer

Mayor Don Wesely today announced that Randy Hoskins will begin work Monday, February 4 as the city's Traffic Engineer. Hoskins, who earned a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nebraska in 1986, has been the Traffic Engineer for the City of Yuma, Arizona since January 1995.

"Residents have identified traffic as one of their main concerns in the city, and improving traffic flow is a priority for city government," said Wesely. "Hiring a full-time Traffic Engineer is an important step in making sure traffic continues to move smoothly as our city grows. Randy's experience in other communities make him well suited to take on this responsibility."

Hoskins has been employed as a Traffic Engineer for the cities of Wichita, Kansas and Loveland, Colorado. He also worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation as a Signing Engineer and Assistant and Associate Traffic Engineer. Since 1999, he has also done consulting work in the area of corridor studies and traffic impact studies.

While in Yuma, Hoskins instituted a traffic impact study policy and guidelines, created a traffic information program and started a program to upgrade and standardize traffic signal controllers.

"Randy will provide us with a fresh outlook on our traffic situation," said Allan Abbott, Director of the Public Works and Utilities Department.

In addition to dealing with improving traffic flow and general traffic issues, the Mayor has directed Randy to form an Intelligent Transportation System Task Force, chaired by City Council Member Jonathan Cook, to investigate and implement technological advances for our traffic system.

Hoskins will earn an annual salary of $76,000.

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