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Posts Tagged ‘Gridlock Sam’

Gridlock Sam: The Tea Party’s Bridge to Beyond Nowhere

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
It’s so easy to get on the bandwagon: lower my taxes, smaller and more efficient government, don’t touch my liberties, throw the bums out, etc. But what if that bandwagon has to cross a bridge? And what if that bridge hasn’t been maintained in years?

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Samuel Schwartz, P.E., President, CEO & Founder, Sam Schwartz Engineering

Monday, October 25th, 2010
Sam Schwartz

Sam Schwartz has nearly 40 years of experience in the field of Transportation Engineering and Traffic Safety. He is considered a worldwide authority in traffic, highway, bridge, transit and parking systems. He was New York City’s traffic commissioner and the chief engineer for highways, bridges, ferries and other New York City infrastructure. Schwartz specializes in development of urban traffic programs utilizing his expert knowledge in traffic demand management, transit systems management, traffic calming and transportation planning and engineering. He has been in the vanguard of Intelligent Transportation Systems development and wrote the seminal paper, Intelligent Traffic, which received the International Institute of Transportation Award in 1985. Schwartz is also the author of Gridlock Sam, a popular New York Daily News column addressing traffic matters in New York City. His links with multimedia networks are extensive, spanning radio, television and the internet.

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Who Says Free Transit?

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Recently, we posed the question: Could congestion pricing lead to free transit?

Civic activist and noted labor relations attorney Ted Kheel, and energy-policy analyst and transport economist Charles Komanoff, promise commuters in the NYC area free buses, drastically reduced subway fares, reduced peak-hour congestion, faster bus service and more. They used their “Balanced Transportation Analyzer (BTA)”

In this video, Komanoff explains the BTA, with an introduction by “Gridlock Sam” Schwartz, the noted traffic and transportation engineer.

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