LIRR strike would be devastating

The Long Island Rail Road strike is fast approaching, and I fear a devastating effect on our economy.

I think this strike would not affect the 1 percent but the 99 percent who depend on the rails to get to work. This will not just affect the 300,000 who travel by the LIRR but those who travel in by buses as well.

Many of these buses will be diverted to accommodate the many who cannot get in by rail. Added to that many will be forced to drive in, and that will add to traffic gridlock and make our highways one mass parking lot.

I hope, like many New Yorkers, that this will not occur. I pray a compromise will take place and that common sense will prevail.

The good of the many outweighs the good of the few.

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.

Glen Oaks Village