Bronx commuters rally for countdown clocks at city bus stops

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THE BRONX - Commuters in the Bronx are among those demanding some high-tech improvements at their local bus stops.

Bus riders rallied at City Hall over the weekend in hopes of getting more countdown clocks in the borough so they can better time their next ride. 

Advocates say that since the tickers are popular at subway stations, it only makes sense to expand the idea to bus lines. A spokesperson for the Straphangers Campaign added that the clocks are especially great for those who don't have electronic devices or smartphones. 

The Department of Transportation estimates every new countdown clock costs about $20,000 to install. 

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