Aug. 21, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
The city is installing countdown clocks at several bus stops in Woodside, Sunnyside, and Long Island City.
The clocks, which display in minutes how far a bus is from a stop, are in the process of going up in five locations, according to a DOT spokesperson.
The first two sets were installed last week at Queens Boulevard and 39th Place, and Roosevelt Ave and 61st Street. The agency will be installing the other clocks at Woodside Ave and 61st Street, Broadway and Steinway Street in Astoria, and Vernon Boulevard and 50th Avenue in coming weeks.
The stops covered by the countdown clocks are part of the Q32, Q60, Q104, and Q103 lines.
The five bus countdown clocks were funded by the 2016-2017 participatory budgeting cycle in Council District 26. The countdown clocks, to be installed throughout the district, were one of five projects that received the most votes for funding from area, with Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer then allocating $200,000 for them.
Voters in the most recent round of participatory budgeting also decided to spend an additional $300,000 on bus countdown clocks throughout the 26th Council District.