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Brake lights illuminated as traffic backs up at a toll plaza. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Traffic Expert: ‘Be Calm’ When Returning From Thanksgiving Travels

After the mass-exodus of Tri-State Area residents for the Thanksgiving holiday, a traffic expert had a warning about the influx of return residents.

12/01/2013

Brooklyn Bridge (credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Bridge Tolls With A Twist: ‘Fairness’ Pricing Proposed For East River Spans

There is a new plan for changing the city’s traffic patterns that would, yes, put tolls on the East River bridges, but dramatically drop the cost of traveling over other city spans.

11/26/2013

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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

President Barack Obama on February 28, 2012 (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama Attending Fundraisers In Manhattan Thursday

Street closures and frozen zones will make getting around Manhattan difficult tonight.

03/01/2012

Williamsburg Bridge (file / credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Calls Renewed For Tolls On East River Bridges

One hundred years after tolls were removed from the East River Bridges, Gridlock Sam is calling for them to be reinstated to get money needed for maintenance and repairs.

07/19/2011

In this Friday, July 4, 2008 file photograph, lifeguards in Wildwood, N.J., watch people playing in the Atlantic Ocean. (credit: Mel Evans,file/AP)

Hitting The Beach This Memorial Day, Gridlock Sam Offers Travel Tips

Ready! Set! Travel! (Right now, if possible.)

05/26/2011

Traffic in New York, NY - File / Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Gridlock Alert Season Begins In New York City

These are the ten days a year when drivers curse because it’s so difficult to get around!

11/19/2010