Long Island is experiencing a rapid rise in contaminants in our aquifer system and in our surface waters.
Commuter Rail Lines in the Region
Commuter rail lines in the New York metropolitan region
Long Island’s Economy Today
Growth in today’s economy is more dependent on the biomedical sector, education and health services.
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
Long Island Rail Road Main Line and Double Track
LIRR Main Line and Double Track projects with connecting branch lines
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.
Our Housing Problem
Our suburban neighbors have almost twice as many alternatives to single-family homes than we do on Long Island.
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.
If you want to create jobs in your downtowns, great train connections are a must.
Long Island Trolleys
A map of Long Island’s historic trolley lines
Upgrades to the Long Island Rail Road
Eleven things that upgrades to the LIRR can do for Long Islanders
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