Sam Schwartz

Sam Schwartz appears in the following:

Responding to the Crisis of the BQE

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

Breaking down the BQE's history and what can be done to address the problems it presents to the neighborhoods it runs through.

NYC Takes the Prize... For Worst Traffic

Thursday, July 15, 2021

A new report shows that New York City had the worst traffic in the country this past year.

How Risky is Mass Transit in a Pandemic?

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

A new report on data from around the world indicates mass transit is not a major "vehicle" for COVID-19 transmission.

'Gridlock Sam' on Going Driverless

Monday, November 26, 2018

'Gridlock Sam' Schwartz on driverless cars.


Gridlock Sam on the Streets

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Starting from Bedford Ave. and Sullivan Place in Brooklyn, "Gridlock" Sam Schwartz explores how cars and street life can avoid collisions.

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Congestion Pricing: If At First You Don't Succeed...

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sam Schwartz & Alex Matthiessen talk about MoveNY's proposal to fund bridge and road repairs and ease congestion in Manhattan by putting new tolls in place on the East River bridges.

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Sink or Swim: de Blasio's Ferry Plan

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The mayor put forward a plan for expanded ferry service to all five boroughs in his State of the City address this week. We look at the numbers to see how that plan would (could) work.

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Jam-Packed Subways

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

September saw the most riders on the subway since the 1940s, and that was before widespread car ownership and suburban expansion. Where do transit planners go from here?

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Fixing NYC's Most Dangerous Intersections

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Former NYC Traffic Commissioner "Gridlock" Sam Schwartz takes a look at why one intersection on the Upper West Side is so dangerous. Plus, we take your nominations for NYC's most dangerous intersection.

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Gridlock Sam's Master Plan: Mass Transit

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Each Thursday in April, Sam Schwartz, aka Gridlock Sam at The Daily News, and former NYC traffic commissioner, explains another facet of his plan for equitably pricing NYC transit and tolls. This week: mass transit.

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Passing on Tolls

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sam Schwartz, president of the NYC Bridge Centennial Commission, president and CEO of the traffic planning and engineering firm Sam Schwartz Engineering PLLC and Daily News columnist, and WNYC reporter and Transportation Nation blog director Andrea Bernstein talk about strategies for avoiding tolls, including free bridges and E-Z Pass discounts, and the resignation of MTA Chairman and CEO Jay Walder. 

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Birthday Bridge

Monday, June 01, 2009

Sam Schwartz, president of the New York City Bridge Centennial Commission and "Gridlock Sam" columnist for the Daily News, talks about the 100th anniversaries of the Queensboro and other NYC bridges.

Hunter College students will be burying a centennial time capsule at the foot of ...

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Going Solo

Monday, December 08, 2008

Linda Rhine, transportation consultant and San Fransisco Bay Area carpooler discusses why carpooling works in the Bay Area and Sam Schwartz, president of Sam Schwartz Engineering, a traffic planning and engineering firm and Gridlock Sam, columnist for the Daily News, talks about why it doesn't seem ...

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Congestion Pricing: Taxi!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sam Schwartz, president and CEO of traffic planning and engineering firm Sam Schwartz LLC and columnist for the Daily News, discusses the role taxis plays in the congestion pricing debate -- are they part of the solution or part of the congestion?

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How Do We Fix the Infrastructure?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Transportation engineer and Daily News columnist Sam Schwartz explains how federal funding discourages infrastructure maintenance, and Queens City Councilman David Weprin argues that the city needs a special commission to address infrastructure issues.

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