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Transportation Infrastructure Impacts on Firm Location: Effect of New Metro Line in the Suburbs of Madrid, Spain
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Transport
Information
Abstract
Firm location decisions are made in consideration to multiple objectives, such as labor force availability, market opportunities, and transportation costs. Many of these factors are influenced by changes in accessibility wrought by new transportation infrastructure. In this paper the authors use spatial statistical techniques and a micro-level data base to evaluate the effects of Madrid?s Metrosur expansion in business location patterns. The case study is the municipality of Alcorcon, which is served by the new metro line since 2003. Specifically, the authors explore the location patterns by different industry sectors, to evaluate if the new metro line has encouraged the emergence of a ?Metrosur spatial economy.? The authors results indicate that the pattern of economic activity location is related to urban accessibility and that agglomeration, through economies of scale, also plays an important role. The results presented in this paper provide important evidence to inform efficient transportation, urban, and regional economic planning.
International
Si
Congress
Transportation Research Board 90th Annual Meeting
960
Place
Washington DC
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
Start Date
23/01/2011
End Date
27/01/2011
From page
1
To page
20
TRB 90th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD
Participants
  • Autor: Lucía José Mejía Dorantes (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio Paez (McMaster University (Canada))
  • Autor: Jose Manuel Vassallo Magro (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
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