Transition of domestic freight transportation volume has been tending to decrease in Japan, however the transaction of freight is increasing due to the growth of trading via internet. Logistics industry in Japan has been approaching a great period of change nowadays, which can be seen in the appearance of mega distribution centers, expanding to suburban areas of Tokyo metropolitan. There has been various research relating to identify location factors of freight facility, however it is known that location choice theory has complicated background. The goal of this research is to explore the location factors of freight facility and to forecast the high potential location area after the completion of Ken-O Expressway, using the data of Tokyo Metropolitan Region Freight Survey which was conducted in 2014. Applying the Logit Model and data aggregation, location of mega distribution centers and truck terminals have different features which can be explained by several factors.
2015 Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies