This paper deals with the location of nonemergency public service facilities (i.e., schools, public transportation terminals, etc.). The introduction explains the problem of locating nonemergency facilities as opposed to emergency facilities and reviews the pertinent literature. Section 1 formulates the economics-theory based location objective for public facilities under elastic demand for various demand functions. Section 2 presents a continuous analytic investigation of the effects of "demand characteristics," demand behavior, and network characteristics, on location behavior. Section 3 presents the formulations of the proposed network location models under elastic demand. In Section 4 a computational analysis is conducted which investigates the effects of demand function and network size on location behavior, and the location behaviors under elastic and inelastic demands are compared. Section 5 summarizes the study and states its major conclusions.

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  • Accession Number: 00494560
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM