The data in this report is designed to supplement 3 previous reports done by the LIRPB related to employment and economic development: Industrial Location Analyses, 1980; Commercial Development Analyses, 1982; and Labor Force and Jobs Analyses, 1983. In addition, this report updates a series of reports on local and interregional worktrips. In this report, the ties to New York City relative to jobs and modes of travel, plus the employment patterns and journey to work on Long Island are designed to be used by public officials and transportation agencies to establish capital funding priorities to facilitate access to the work sites in the New York metropolitan area. The data in this report summarizes the highlights of the journey to work. More detailed statistics are available for special studies. Basically, This report presents an economic profile and spatial dimensions of commuter linkages between Nassau-Sufforlk Counties and New York City, as well as as analysis of the concentration of employment centers. Thirty-two major employment centers are mapped out individually and analyzed in terms of travel patterns and type of employment. Statistical tables are charted out in the Appendix. Currently the 32 major employment centers contain two-thirds of all jobs on Long Island. Projections indicate that 75 percent of the region's employment will be located at these centers. It is concluded that future concentration of work sites could make bus and car pool opportunities greater in the future as the spreadcity pattern on Long Island gradually shifts to a centers approach as envisioned in the 1970 Comprehensive Plan for Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Long Island Regional Planning Board

    H Lee Dennison Building
    Hauppuage, NY  United States  11788

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1984-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 174 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451511
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NY-09-0095-85-1
  • Contract Numbers: D000676
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM