An analysis of factors that affect freight-facility location is presented. A multinomial logit formulation is used. Correlation between attributes in the model is minimized by means of a factor analysis. The modeling approach is then shown to be a suitable and potentially valuable approach to analyzing facility location. By using data collected in Melbourne, Australia, the model calibration shows that the decision on facility location can be modeled by using four attributes of alternative locations: truck transportation, markets, site availability, and labor availability. Of these, the first was the most influential. This results is of value in a transportation planning context because it means that transportation system variables have an effect on the choice of freight-facility location. (Author)

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 71-77
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  • Accession Number: 00319389
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM