LIRR strike could hurt hundreds of businesses

If the Long Island Rail Road strike should happen on Sunday, July 20, not only will it inconvenience commuters, but the LIA says it would

The Long Island Association's Chief Economist Dr. John

The Long Island Association's Chief Economist Dr. John Rizzo estimates losses to our economy in the tens of millions of dollars each day. (Credit: News 12)

PORT WASHINGTON - Besides the 300,000 passengers that would be affected by a strike, local businesses would be impacted too.
 
If the Long Island Rail Road strike should happen on Sunday, July 20, not only will it inconvenience commuters, but the LIA says it would also hurt hundreds of businesses. 

News 12 Long Island's Drew Scott spoke to a taxi manager who says a strike could also cost him half his business.

The Long Island Association's Chief Economist Dr. John Rizzo estimates losses to our economy in the tens of millions of dollars each day.

However, Market Watch economist Dr. Irwin Kellner says he believes technology could make the pain of a strike easier to bear.

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