Concerned New York City residents have recently noticed mysterious metal towers popping up at local tunnels. Now information has come out revealing that soon they will begin to be built around bridges as well. Those in charge of the MTA – those in charge of the towers – will not say why they are being used, or what exactly they even are. Jose Lugo, a resident, said the tall metal towers appeared shortly after the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel toll booths were demolished.
Government surveillance centers being built in New York?
“We don’t really know what’s the purpose of this, ” he said. What is known is that it is a $100 million MTA project shrouded in secrecy and that 18 of them will be built around tunnels and bridges in the city. But what ARE they? MTA’s man in charge of the bridges and tunnels, Cedrick Fulton, has dodged the issue when asked about it.
Some of the MTA board members, including New York City Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, claim that they are also in the dark – even though half the money has already been spent and some of the towers are already up. “A lot of the board members felt they didn’t have all the details they would have wanted, myself included, ” she said. Residents are generally confident that there is a lot more going on than meets the eye, and many of them are uncertain if the populace at large will ever be allowed to find out what is going on inside of the pillars. “I’m going to guess that it’s not just a decoration, ” Alyssa Renkas, of the Upper West Side, said. “It’s a bit mind-boggling that the MTA is approving $100 million for what appears to us to be big, decorative pylons, ” says John Kaehny, the leader of a local watchdog group named Reinvent Albany. “What we’re asking for is transparency from the MTA.” Locals soon began to demand answers and started asking their representatives questions. One man pointed out, “Some of your own board members say they don’t know the specifics.” Lhota responded, “The base of these new pieces that are going up include whatever fiber optics are necessary for those Homeland Security items.” From that comment, it seems that what New Yorkers may be dealing with is anti-terror technology. Some are concerned that this technology could that one day include facial recognition software. At this time, the public does not know, and Lhota won’t say. “I’m not at liberty to discuss that, ” he told Carlin. So as more of these expensive towers are constructed, with whatever surveillance technology they may have, their mysteries remain tucked inside. What Lhota was willing to say is that all necessary Homeland Security technology remains in place at all crossings, including the ones that do not have the new towers.
The question now is what these new surveillance devices will be used for, and why does the government want to keep people in the dark? Even though many Americans are not aware of the degree to which the government is watching them and infringing on their rights, such a public display of surveillance technology is certain to interest many locals. As these people begin to ask questions and to realize that a system is literally being set up to watch them all the time, and potentially identify them based on facial recognition technology, hopefully, they will begin to realize how serious this situation has become. Unless that happens, it appears that the government has taken another step to consolidate its power and prevent anybody from escaping its grasp.
According to an anonymous corespondent, it may be possible these towers are part of a new automatic tolling system, among other things I am sure.
Automatic Tolls to Replace Gates at 9 NYC Spans: Cuomo
Getting around in New York City isn’t getting any cheaper, but it could be getting faster.
That’s because toll gates will be replaced by automatic toll plazas at seven bridges and two tunnels throughout the city, under a plan announced by Gov. Cuomo on Wednesday.
The spans included in the project include the Verrazano-Narrows, Robert F. Kennedy, Bronx-Whitestone, Throgs Neck, Henry Hudson , Marine Parkway and Cross Bay bridges; and the Queens-Midtown and Brooklyn-Battery tunnels.
Under the project, the old toll gates will be replaced by suspended by sensors and cameras hanging above the highway. Drivers with E-ZPass will be automatically charged as they pass under the arrays, and those without them will have bill sent to the address corresponding with the license plate on their car.
As for non-New York drivers, the MTA says it has agreements with out-of-state DMVs to obtain information so that it can send toll bills in the mail to the registered owners.
Source: Automatic Tolls to Replace Gates at 9 NYC Spans: Cuomo – NBC New York
My anonymous corespondent informs me these towers may have been manufactured by Transcore and installed by their ITS division https://transcore.com/its
The Truth Is Out There, Waiting To Be Found…
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