Patrick Cawley, P.E., PTOE, Director of Engineering

Patrick Cawley has more than 28 years of traffic engineering experience and began his career with the Transportation Improvement Association on July 21, 2014. He currently serves of the Director of Engineering and Chief Traffic Engineer.

Prior to joining TIA, Cawley worked in the public and private sectors. Most recently, he served as the Senior Project Manager for the City of Ann Arbor where his primary focus was traffic engineering. His duties included crash analysis, preparation of traffic control orders, review of private development plans and traffic impact studies, management of traffic calming programs, preparation of traffic signal timings, enhancing pedestrian and bicycle safety, reviewing school safety concerns, and giving public presentations. Prior to working for the City of Ann Arbor, Cawley was employed at the Road Commission for Oakland County as a Civil Engineer. Cawley also has experience using various systems, which include the Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System (SCATS), Split Cycle Offset Optimization Technique (SCOOT) adaptive traffic signal system, ACTRA/TACTICS advanced transportation management system, TRANPLAN, HCS, Synchro, CORSIM, Signal 94, and more.

Cawley represents TIA as a member of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission’s Traffic Safety Engineering Action Team, Crash Data Users Group, and Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Team. In addition, he serves on the Michigan Deer Crash Coalition.

He is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and Oakland County Association of Chiefs of Police.

Cawley is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He is licensed by the State of Michigan as a Professional Engineer and is certified as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer.