Sam “Gridlock Sam” Schwartz

Brooklyn Bridge (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio: ‘Interesting And Innovative Ideas’ In New Congestion Pricing Plan

A new proposal would add tolls to East River bridges – all of which are now free – but lower the cost at crossings not well-served by public transit.

03/21/2014

A wrecked car (credit: ClipArt.com)

Daylight Saving Time Means More Traffic Accidents

A study analyzing a decade’s worth of data from the Fatal Accident Reporting System showed a 17-percent increase in traffic fatalities on the Monday after clocks spring forward.

03/09/2014

(credit: CBS 2)

New East River Bridges Toll Proposal Goes After Everyone, Including Bicyclists

Sam Schwartz, known as “Gridlock Sam” to many, wasn’t kidding Friday when said his new plan to raise $1.2 billion a year tolling the East River bridges will hit a lot of people.

03/23/2012

New Jersey Turnpike - Secaucus, NJ - Jul 1, 2011 (credit: New Jersey Turnpike Authority)

Millions Across Tri-State Hitting Roads, Skies For July 4 Holiday Weekend

The American Automobile Association predicts 39 million drivers will travel 50 miles or more for the holiday weekend.

07/01/2011