Track Change Needed
Our neighbors are reaping the benefits of investments in new services while ridership on our trains has declined.
Long Island Rail Road Train Lines
Number of tracks on LIRR train lines
The Power of 8,300
Long Island has 8,300 acres of underutilized properties in our downtowns and around our rail stations.
Our Property Taxes
A breakdown of Long Island property taxes for one homeowner.
The Rental Housing Problem
The shortage of affordable rental homes strains Long Island’s economy and makes it harder to compete for jobs in the years ahead.
Racial and Ethnic Composition, 2011
Racial and Ethnic Composition on Long Island, 1990 – 2011
Long Island Could be More Affordable
Long Islanders support options to make life more affordable.
Three Capacity Expansion Projects for the LIRR
East Side Access: Under Construction; Double Track to Ronkonkoma: First Phase Under Construction; Third Track: Deferred
Double Track Project Area
Double Track project area of the Ronkonkoma branch of the Long Island Rail Road
Long Island Rail Road Double Track
Selected economic development projects supported by Double Track
Historic Map of Long Island Rail Road
1882 Map of Long Island with Long Island Rail Road and Leased Lines.
Building Permits Issued, 1980-2011
Building permits issued on Long Island 1980-2011
Number of jobs on Long Island; 1952 to 2010
Research and Development Funding
Relative growth of Federal R&D funding; 2005 to 2010
Land use on Long Island by percent of land
The Building Permit Process
Compating the building permit process on LI vs. Fairfax, VA.
Chemicals applied on the ground will seep into the groundwater. So how bad is the problem on Long Island?
Annual G.M.P. growth/decline: Long Island vs. U.S.
Early Childhood Education
Early childhood education by the numbers on Long Island.
A series of indicators covering the full spectrum of the region’s economic, social and innovation opportunities.
Racial Composition in Schools
Racial composition on Long Island schools, 2010
Still Separate in the ‘Burbs
Compared to the region as a whole, the degree to which Long Island schools are segregated should be cause for concern.
Growth on Long Island
Growth on Long Island; 2000 to 2009
Who Provides Services on Long Island?
An introduction to the Long Island Index maps
Our Service Providers
Long Island is known for its high number of governmental agencies, special districts and incorporated villages.