Adding pocket tracks means adding more rush-hour trains that will cause railroad crossing gates, such as the one in downtown Syosset, to stay down longer ["On track for big changes," News, June 9].

Has any planning been done to consider the effect on pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the surrounding communities?

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Laura Schultz, Syosset

Editor's note: The writer is the president of Residents for a More Beautiful Syosset.