Sam Schwartz, longtime New York City traffic engineer and CEO of Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants, joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to discuss how congestion pricing is being implemented in NYC. He explains how the pricing may help drive congestion relief in New York City, steps the city is taking to set rules and regulations around the new surcharge, and where the funds generated by congestion pricing might be directed.
Sam Schwartz, a former New York City Traffic Commissioner and Chief Engineer of the NYC Department of Transportation, recently authored Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars. The book looks at how America’s cities are changing as people, especially younger ones, are driving less. Sam talked with Transportation Radio‘s Bernie Wagenblast about how changing demographics are changing transportation.