This Secret $100M MTA Project is Placing Mysterious Metal Towers at Bridge and Tunnel Entrances

Earlier this year, the MTA announced a new cashless tolling system for New York City bridges and tunnels. Not long after, these mysterious metal towers started showing up near the entrances. According to CBS News, the project cost $100M, yet the MTA is being very secretive about what they actually do.

t’s a $100 million MTA project shrouded in secrecy, with 18 of them for tunnels and bridges. So what are they exactly? The MTA’s man in charge of the bridges and tunnels, Cedrick Fulton, dodged Carlin’s questions Wednesday. “I said no comment,” he said. Some MTA board members, including New York City Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, say they know too little about the towers – even with half the money already spent and some of the towers already up.

Many people seem to think that they include an array of advanced tracking cameras, capable of knowing who is entering and exiting the bridge or tunnel in real time, for security purposes. What do you think?

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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