Watchdog Group Claims MTA Mistakenly Signed off on $42M Towers with No Use
The MTA is facing accusations that it unwittingly funded “decorative” towers worth $42 million at bridges and tunnels, as part of Gov. Cuomo’s open-road tolling project.
Reinvent Albany, a good government group, requested this month that the state Authorities Budget Office probe whether the MTA board knew it was voting on contracts for the towers described in documents as “architectural enhancements” that bear the state seal.
But MTA board members and officials say it’s for security measures....