Event Tonight: Sam Schwartz on Battling Congestion

By · Published in 2012

If you’re looking for an excellent transportation event to attend tonight, check out this this program hosted by The New York Chapter of Young Professionals in Transportation and the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation. It’s a conversation with Sam Schwartz. Details please:

The New York Chapter of Young Professionals in Transportation and the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation invite you to join us for a conversation with former Traffic Commissioner Sam Schwartz on his vision for battling congestion in the New York region. Schwartz’s plan, which involves reorganizing tolls to generate $15 billion over ten years to fund road, bridge, subway and bus improvements, has been lauded by the media since its release in March 2012. Learn more about the Fair Plan and Schwartz’s career on May 29th.

CEO and Founder of Sam Schwartz Engineering, “Gridlock Sam” is considered a worldwide authority in traffic, highway, bridge, transit and parking systems. Prior to founding the firm in 1995, Schwartz was responsible for transportation engineering, infrastructure, and quality control and planning as Senior Vice President of Hayden Wegman Consulting Engineers, Inc. from 1990 to 1995. At the New York City Department of Transportation, he was responsible for an 8,000-person agency, a $350 million expense budget and a $700 million capital budget. Schwartz is a visiting scholar at the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management and a member of the New York Transportation Journal Editorial Board.

The shindig kicks off at 6 p.m. and runs until around 8 tonight. It’s on the 2nd Floor of the Puck Building at 295 Lafayette Street, easily accessible from the B, D, F, M, N, R and 6 trains. RSVP here if you’re interested.

Categories : Congestion Fee

4 Responses to “Event Tonight: Sam Schwartz on Battling Congestion”

  1. Russell says:

    Someone needs to ask him if tolling Bikes across the East River Bridges for 50 cents is really a good idea. Other than that, I’m completely on board with his battling for battling congestion.

  2. paulb says:

    I wish I’d gone. Letters about the plan to my council representative and CB have gone unanswered.

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