NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a far-reaching futuristic plan for the city 
that includes color LED illumination of bridges, completely automated toll booths and driver 
facial recognition cameras for tighter anti-terrorism security.
"So much in today's world is about the immediate, it's about the here and now, it's about 
Twitter, it's about Instagram and focusing on getting from one day to the next," said the 
 governor, who presented what he calls his New York Crossings Project at the New-York
 Historical Society. "The reality is, it's the long view that matters, and what are they going to 
say 10 years from now and 20 years from now and 30 years from now about what we 
accomplished while we were here?"

The LED illumination work on eight bridges is to begin in January, when the first totally
 automated tolls will be installed in the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel from Brooklyn to Manhattan
 and the Queens-Midtown Tunnel connecting Manhattan with Queens. Within about a year, 
on bridges, too, cars that don't use the E-ZPass electronic payment system will be billed 
using photographed images of their license plates.
Seven city bridges are operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the 
eighth, the George Washington Bridge, is operated by the Port Authority of New York and 
New Jersey. About 800,000 vehicles use MTA bridges and tunnels daily. The target date 
for completion of the lighting has not been set.