About Samuel Schwartz

Samuel Schwartz Gridlock Sam, GridlockSam.com City columnist, is one of sam schwartz gridlockthe leading transportation engineers in the United States, and is widely believed to be the man responsible for popularizing the phrase gridlock. Educated at Brooklyn Tech High School, the leading science high school in the country, Brooklyn College (BS Physics) and the University of Pennsylvania (MSCE), he originally worked as a New York City cabbie. He served as NYC Traffic Commissioner from 1982 to 1986 and when the traffic department became subsumed by the Department of Transportation held the second-in-command post of First Deputy Commissioner and Chief Engineer from 1986-1990. He started his own firm, Sam Schwartz Consulting, LLC, in 1995 now with offices in all major cities in the United States. Sam designed a trolley system in Aruba, engineered the transportation plan for the Barclays Center, and orchestrated construction activities at the World Trade Center site.

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