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Source: Melinda Sinn, 785-532-5888,
News release prepared by: Jared Betts, 785-532-2529,

Friday, Dec. 4, 2009


MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University and the University of Kansas, in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Federal Highway Administration and the Kansas Department of Transportation, are offering courses in Traffic Assistance Services for Kansas.

Locations and courses for 2010 include:

* Olathe -- Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Technicians, Jan. 12; Traffic Engineering for Technicians, Jan. 13; and Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities/Traffic Calming: A Safety Perspective, Jan. 14.

* Salina -- Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Technicians, Mar. 16; Geometric Design of Very Low-Volume Local Roads, Mar. 17; and Use of Traffic Control Devices to Improve Highway Safety, Mar. 18.

* Garden City -- Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Technicians, May 18.

Continuing education units are available for all course offerings.

Course instructors include Robert W. Stokes, professor of civil engineering at K-State; Thomas E. Mulinazzi, professor of civil engineering at KU; and Lynn Berges, traffic safety engineer at the Kansas Department of Transportation.

To register, contact the K-State Division of Continuing Education at 785-532-5569 or 1-800-432-8222, or register online at

More information on Traffic Assistance Services for Kansas is available by contacting Stokes at 785-532-1595 or, or Mulinazzi at 785-864-2928 or