Transportation Improvement Association

Transportation Improvement Association Engineering, education, enforcement, and emergency medical services.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chairman DENNIS G. KOLAR, P.E. Managing Director Road Commission for Oakland County (Board Member Since 2011) Vice Chairman KIRK MORRIS Executive Vice President Chief Strategy Officer Joyson Safety Systems (Board Member Since 2014) Secretary MICHAEL PALCHESKO Regional Manager Corporate & Government Affairs DTE Energy Company (Board Member Since 1990’s) Treasurer MARTIN J. OLEJNIK, CPA Partner Plante Moran (Board Member Since 2009) JIM BARBARESSO Senior Vice President Intelligent Transportation Systems HNTB Infrastructure Solutions (Board Member Since 2004) GREGORY C. JAMIAN Chairman Road Commission for Oakland County (Board Member Since 2009) DESI UJKASHEVIC Global Director of Safety Ford Motor Company (Board Member Since 2019) ALLAN E. SCHNECK, P.E. Director Department of Public Services City of Rochester Hills (Board Member Since 2011) J. DAVID VANDERVEEN Chairman Michigan Aeronautics Commission (Board Member Since 2002) CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER JIM SANTILLI TRUSTEES PAUL C. AJEGBA, P.E. Director Michigan Department of Transportation MICHAEL J. BOUCHARD Sheriff Oakland County COL. JOSEPH M. GASPER Director Michigan State Police BENNY N. NAPOLEON, J.D. Sheriff Wayne County L. BROOKS PATTERSON County Executive Oakland County BARBARA ROSSMANN President and Chief Executive Officer Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals Chief Nursing Officer Henry Ford Health System ANTHONY M. WICKERSHAM Sheriff Macomb County

Mission: The mission of the Transportation Improvement Association is to identify transportation safety trends that negatively impact society, and develop solutions that can be implemented to save lives, prevent injuries, and improve mobility.

02/14/2020
Congratulations to Lt. Col. W. Thomas Sands, Deputy Director of the Michigan State Police, for 32 years of service!
01/26/2020

Congratulations to Lt. Col. W. Thomas Sands, Deputy Director of the Michigan State Police, for 32 years of service!

01/23/2020

Student Distracted Driving Awareness Billboard Design Challenge 2020 - $500 for Student Winner and Referring Teacher

Please see the following link:
http://www.tiasafety.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/student-distracted-driving-awareness-billboard-design-challenge-2020.pdf

The Transportation Improvement Association (TIA), through the support of State Farm, is again challenging Michigan high school students to create a public service announcement billboard to educate drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.

Students are encouraged to create their own billboard artwork using Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator (1400 pixel width x 400 pixel height). We are also requesting that students include a very brief fact or statistic to demonstrate the importance of a driver keeping their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. All submissions shall be submitted by 11:59 PM on Friday, February 21, 2020.

A panel of judges will select the winning entry based on creativity and how well the importance of not driving distracted is communicated. A winner will be selected and announced at a press conference, and the artwork will be displayed on TIA's website. The winning entry, including the name of the student and their school, will be featured on Michigan billboards for an estimated 16 million people to see. The winner, and referring educator, will each receive a $500 cash prize.

Details:
• Any high school student may enter (Grades 9 - 12).

• All applicants MUST complete a Participant Information & Permission Form to participate in the contest. Applicants must have permission from a parent or legal guardian to participate if under 18 years of age.

• Winning entry must be able to be presented in the required design specifications.

• Winning entry will be awarded a $500 prize, as well as $500 to the designated referring educator for classroom improvements.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Monica Yesh at (248) 334-4971.

https://wwmt.com/news/local/288-people-killed-24000-injured-since-hands-free-legislation-was-introduced-in-michigan?fbcl...
01/14/2020
288 people killed, 24,000 injured since hands-free legislation was introduced in Michigan

https://wwmt.com/news/local/288-people-killed-24000-injured-since-hands-free-legislation-was-introduced-in-michigan?fbclid=IwAR3ykpZ_BX7FrN--2GWi0_XBUbNBg2WCpDveusuxDBJullargLAaQFfof6U

The Transportation Improvement Association encouraged the Michigan Legislature to make distracted driving a top priority and take action on Senate Bill 288. If passed, the bill would make Michigan a hands-free state. There are currently more than 20 hands-free states in the nation.

STATEMENT BY JIM SANTILLI, CEOOn behalf of the Transportation Improvement Association (TIA), my heartfelt sympathy goes ...
08/05/2019

STATEMENT BY JIM SANTILLI, CEO

On behalf of the Transportation Improvement Association (TIA), my heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. Brooks truly loved Oakland County, and it was a pleasure to work with him during the last 8 years. He led a number of initiatives that resulted in a AAA bond rating, attracted $3.6 billion in private investment creating or retaining 62,100 jobs, and acquired a global reach with more than 1,050 firms from 39 foreign countries operating inside Oakland County. Furthermore, under Brooks' Main Street Oakland County program, Oakland County's downtowns have seen more than $706 million in investment resulting in 971 new businesses and creating approximately 7,100 jobs. Brooks was also a strong supporter of traffic and public safety. Most recently, he expressed his support for making Michigan a hands-free state in an effort to reduce deaths and injuries caused by distracted driving. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

2018 Annual Meeting and Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast
10/11/2018

2018 Annual Meeting and Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast

Kicking off our 2018 Annual Meeting & Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast.
10/03/2018

Kicking off our 2018 Annual Meeting & Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast.

Construction update.
10/01/2018

Construction update.

Work has resumed on I-75 in Metro #Detroit as well.

Construction update.
10/01/2018

Construction update.

Good news! Work has resumed on I-696 in Metro #Detroit. Any revisions to the finish date of this project will be provided by the contractor as soon as they send in a revised plan and progress schedule for the remainder of the year.

On rainy days like today, avoid driving over wet leaves! Wet leaves are slippery and reduce traction.
10/01/2018

On rainy days like today, avoid driving over wet leaves! Wet leaves are slippery and reduce traction.

NHTSA
09/04/2018

NHTSA

Even if your kids have already walked out the door for the first day of classes, it is not too late to remind them how to get to and from school safely. https://www.nhtsa.gov/back-school-safety

08/16/2018
Work Zone Safety - Everybody's Responsibility

There's a lot of construction around the state. It's important to remain alert and drive safely when near a construction site to prevent injury, or worse. This video by Michigan Department of Transportation paints a vivid picture of how a split second of inattention in a work zone can turn deadly.

Justin and Amy Vallad were expecting their second child and settling into their new home in Standish near the Saginaw Bay. An unexpected knock on the door ca...

Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning
08/16/2018

Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning

This week, 623 banners went out to law enforcement agencies across Michigan. Look for them in your town as a #DriveSoberorGetPulledOver campaign starts this Friday and runs through the Labor Day holiday.

We use our phones EVERYWHERE, but let's be safe and put them away while driving. Eyes on the road, hands on the wheel. #...
08/13/2018

We use our phones EVERYWHERE, but let's be safe and put them away while driving. Eyes on the road, hands on the wheel. #justdrive.

Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning
07/23/2018
Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning

Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning

Highway patrols and state police spanning six states, including Michigan, are putting extra emphasis on the "Move Over Law" this week.

Did you remember to lock your car door this morning? A motor vehicle is stolen every 41 seconds in the United States.Thi...
07/11/2018

Did you remember to lock your car door this morning?

A motor vehicle is stolen every 41 seconds in the United States.

Thieves target not only vehicles, but car parts such as radios and engines; and personal valuables left inside the vehicle including cell phones, laptops, wallets and purses.

Photo from NHTSA

Also, remember to stay hydrated in this heat!
06/18/2018

Also, remember to stay hydrated in this heat!

It’s National Ride to Work Day! Remember to share the road with motorcycles and scooters today and every day! #RideToWorkDay2018 #ShareTheRoad

Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning
06/14/2018

Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning

Traffic safety is important for all ages: 5,800 children were injured in motor vehicle crashes in Michigan during 2016.

There has been a rise in children and teen related accidental deaths, including traffic accident fatalities. Parents - p...
06/06/2018
A 'wake-up call' about what's killing America's young people

There has been a rise in children and teen related accidental deaths, including traffic accident fatalities. Parents - please discuss safety driving protocols with your children.

Injury-related deaths -- accidents, suicides and homicides -- have increased among children and teens in the United States, according to a new report.

Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning
06/05/2018

Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning

Belt use is lowest in kids ages 10-15. Tell them they have to click before they can compete.

Stay safe on the roadways this Memorial Day.
05/28/2018
WLNS-TV

Stay safe on the roadways this Memorial Day.

The State Police takes part in the nationwide initiative during all the busy travel holidays in an effort to reduce fatalities on the roadways.

Congratulations to the first place winners of this year’s competition!
05/21/2018
Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning

Congratulations to the first place winners of this year’s competition!

Congratulations to all the winners in our Strive for a Safer Drive competition. Here is a story about the students who earned first place.

Enforcement starts today!
05/21/2018
Click-It-or-Ticket campaign starts Monday

Enforcement starts today!

Officers from police departments, sheriff's offices and the Michigan State Police will focus on seat belt enforcement during the Click-It-or-Ticket campaign.

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100 E. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 910
Troy, MI
48083

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 07:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 07:00 - 16:30
Thursday 07:00 - 16:30
Friday 07:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(248) 334-4971

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Chairman DENNIS G. KOLAR, P.E. Managing Director Road Commission for Oakland County (Board Member Since 2011)

Vice Chairman KIRK MORRIS Executive Vice President Chief Strategy Officer Joyson Safety Systems (Board Member Since 2014)

Secretary MICHAEL PALCHESKO Regional Manager Corporate & Government Affairs DTE Energy Company (Board Member Since 1990’s)

Treasurer MARTIN J. OLEJNIK, CPA Partner Plante Moran (Board Member Since 2009)

JIM BARBARESSO Senior Vice President Intelligent Transportation Systems HNTB Infrastructure Solutions (Board Member Since 2004)

GREGORY C. JAMIAN Chairman Road Commission for Oakland County (Board Member Since 2009)

DESI UJKASHEVIC Global Director of Safety Ford Motor Company (Board Member Since 2019)

ALLAN E. SCHNECK, P.E. Director Department of Public Services City of Rochester Hills (Board Member Since 2011)

J. DAVID VANDERVEEN Chairman Michigan Aeronautics Commission (Board Member Since 2002) CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER JIM SANTILLI TRUSTEES PAUL C. AJEGBA, P.E. Director Michigan Department of Transportation

MICHAEL J. BOUCHARD Sheriff Oakland County

COL. JOSEPH M. GASPER Director Michigan State Police

BENNY N. NAPOLEON, J.D. Sheriff Wayne County

L. BROOKS PATTERSON County Executive Oakland County

BARBARA ROSSMANN President and Chief Executive Officer Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals Chief Nursing Officer Henry Ford Health System

ANTHONY M. WICKERSHAM Sheriff Macomb County

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