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Water Quality

Long Island is experiencing a rapid rise in contaminants in our aquifer system and in our surface waters.

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2013

Commuter Rail Lines in the Region

Commuter rail lines in the New York metropolitan region

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2013

Long Island’s Economy Today

Growth in today’s economy is more dependent on the biomedical sector, education and health services.

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2013

Existing Long Island Rail Road Infrastructure

Location of Existing 63rd Street Tunnel, new mid-day train storage yard in Sunnyside and New Tunnels Excavated for East Side Access

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2013

Long Island Rail Road Main Line and Double Track

LIRR Main Line and Double Track projects with connecting branch lines

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2013

Saving Open Space

Starting in 2006 the goal was to preserve 37,000 acres on Long Island over a ten year period. Progress is slow.

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2013

Our Housing Problem

Our suburban neighbors have almost twice as many alternatives to single-family homes than we do on Long Island.

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2013

How the Long Island Rail Road Could Shape the Next Economy

The LIRR has been central to the growth of Long Island yet the reach has remained unchanged since 1910.

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2013

Got Transit?

If you want to create jobs in your downtowns, great train connections are a must.

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2013

Long Island Trolleys

A map of Long Island’s historic trolley lines

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2013

Upgrades to the Long Island Rail Road

Eleven things that upgrades to the LIRR can do for Long Islanders

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2013

Track Change Needed

Our neighbors are reaping the benefits of investments in new services while ridership on our trains has declined.

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2013

Long Island Rail Road Train Lines

Number of tracks on LIRR train lines

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2013

The Power of 8,300

Long Island has 8,300 acres of underutilized properties in our downtowns and around our rail stations.

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2013

Our Property Taxes

A breakdown of Long Island property taxes for one homeowner.

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2013

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.

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2013

Racial and Ethnic Composition, 2011

Racial and Ethnic Composition on Long Island, 1990 – 2011

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2013

Long Island Could be More Affordable

Long Islanders support options to make life more affordable.

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2013

Three Capacity Expansion Projects for the LIRR

East Side Access: Under Construction; Double Track to Ronkonkoma: First Phase Under Construction; Third Track: Deferred

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2013

Double Track Project Area

Double Track project area of the Ronkonkoma branch of the Long Island Rail Road

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2013

Long Island Rail Road Double Track

Selected economic development projects supported by Double Track

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2013

Historic Map of Long Island Rail Road

1882 Map of Long Island with Long Island Rail Road and Leased Lines.

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2013

Building Permits Issued, 1980-2011

Building permits issued on Long Island 1980-2011

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2013

Job Growth

Number of jobs on Long Island; 1952 to 2010

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2012

Research and Development Funding

Relative growth of Federal R&D funding; 2005 to 2010

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2012
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