Sam Schwartz

Founder and CEO
Sam Schwartz Pedestrian Traffic Management Services

Sam is the Founder & CEO of SSPTMS and is a registered professional engineer, and a recognized traffic and safety expert. While employed at NYCDOT earlier in his career, Sam supervised 3,000 Traffic Enforcement Agents. In 2008, Sam recognized the need for pedestrian safety managers in New York City and started a division in his company, Sam Schwartz Engineering. The division was removed from the engineering company in 2014 and formed as a corporation in the state of New York

Mr. Schwartz’s most recent books, No One at the Wheel: Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future (2018) and Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and The Fall of Cars (2015) lay out a recipe for cities faced with rapid changes in modes, automation, demographic shifts and travelers’ preferences. He has long highlighted the inextricable link between public health and transportation and has been a member of the International Professional Association for Transport & Health (IPATH). He is the principal author of Public Transit and Covid-19 Pandemic: Global Research and Best Practices.

Mr. Schwartz has been an adjunct professor for 40 years at some of New York City’s most respected colleges and universities including Cooper Union, Long Island University, Hunter College and Brooklyn College. He is a Charter Board Member of the Institute of Design & Construction (IDC) Innovation Hub at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering, Dept. of Civil & Urban Engineering.

He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics at Brooklyn College and received a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Florida.

Past Events

At the Tipping Point
How demographics, COVID-19 and the new U.S. administration will change the equation for safely-driven and driverless cars
Thu, Jan 28, 2021, 12:00 pm