Problem Solvers: Ben Kabak & Gridlock Sam Schwartz: NYC’s Most Pressing Transit Topics
Ben Kabak will speak with expert transportation planner Sam Schwartz in the fourth installment of the popular Problem Solvers discussion series. Sam Schwartz is the CEO of Sam Schwartz Engineering, a company which creates traffic solutions for perplexing projects nationwide and internationally, helping relieve gridlock for pedestrians, drivers and mass transit riders alike. Ben Kabak is the creator of the blog Second Avenue Sagas and is a catalyst in the city’s transportation discussion.
Sam Schwartz served as New York City Traffic Commissioner from 1982-1986, and later worked as Chief Engineer of New York City’s Department of Transportation. He contributes monthly articles to The Number Thirteen, a PBS blog, as well as authoring the regular “Gridlock Sam” column for the New York Daily News, alerting readers to delays on the roadways. He has received numerous awards and is the author of many books and articles on transit planning. At this event, Schwartz and Ben Kabak will discuss the most pressing New York City transit topics in an open-ended discussion.
Problem Solvers, presented by the New York Transit Museum, is a series of informal discussions that takes an intimate look at the most interesting people and topics relating to moving millions of New Yorkers in a city with a century-old transit system.