1. bookVolume 115 (2018): Issue 6 (June 2018)
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2353-737X
First Published
20 May 2020
Publication timeframe
1 time per year
Languages
English
access type Open Access

A Multi-Criteria Appraisal of the Selection of Means of Urban Passenger Transport using the Electre and AHP Methods

Published Online: 21 May 2020
Volume & Issue: Volume 115 (2018) - Issue 6 (June 2018)
Page range: 79 - 93
Received: 15 May 2018
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2353-737X
First Published
20 May 2020
Publication timeframe
1 time per year
Languages
English
Abstract

This article presents the main components of the multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) methodology and their application in the assessment of several public transportation solutions in a specific traffic corridor. The corridor in question is 15 km long and runs through the centre of Wrocław, Poland. The analysis focused on six alternative scenarios. The following elements were taken into consideration in their design: alternative means of land transport; different types of vehicles and priorities for public transportation; location of bus and tram stops. The individual solutions were assessed based on six criteria designed to measure different aspects of the problem with the use of two alternative MCDM methods: Electre III/IV and AHP. Computational experiments established the final ranking of transport solutions in the corridor from best to worst in terms of the analysed criteria.

Keywords

[1] Brans J., Mareschal B., Vincke P., Promethee. A new family of outranking methods in multicriteria analysis, Brans J. (ed.) Operations Research ‘84, North-Holland, Amsterdam1984.Search in Google Scholar

[2] Cascetta N., Transportation system engineering: theory and methods, Kluwer Academic Publishers, London 2001.10.1007/978-1-4757-6873-2Search in Google Scholar

[3] Daganzo C., Fundamentals of transportation and traffic operations, Pergamon Press, San Francisco 1997.10.1108/9780585475301Search in Google Scholar

[4] Dudek M., Rudnicki A., Optymalizacja obsługi pasma zabudowy transportem zbiorowym, Warszawa 2007.Search in Google Scholar

[5] Ernst & Young / Politechnika Krakowska, Plan Generalny rozwoju transportu szynowego we Wrocławiu. Część 1: Ogólna koncepcja transportu szynowego we Wrocławiu, 2007.Search in Google Scholar

[6] Geoffrion A., Dyer J., Feinberg A., An interactive approach for multi-criterion optimization, with an application to the operation of an academic department, Management Science, Vol. 19, No.4, 1972.10.1287/mnsc.19.4.357Search in Google Scholar

[7] Gupta A., Comparative study of private and public bus transport in Delhi, Proceedings of the 8th IFAC Symposium on Transportation Systems, Chania 1997.Search in Google Scholar

[8] Haimes Y. Y., Hall W. A., Multiobjectives in water resources systems analysis: The SWT method, Water Resources Research, Vol. 10/1975.10.1029/WR010i004p00615Search in Google Scholar

[9] Jacquet-Lagreze E., Siskos J., Assessing a set of additive utility functions for multicriteria decision making: the UTA method, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 10/1982.10.1016/0377-2217(82)90155-2Search in Google Scholar

[10] Keeney R., Raiffa H., Decisions with multiple objectives. Preferences and value tradeoffs, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1993.10.1017/CBO9781139174084Search in Google Scholar

[11] Kiba Janiak M., Żak J., Multiple Criteria Evaluation of Different Redesign Scenarios of the Public Tram System, Transportation Research Procedia, Vol. 3/2014.10.1016/j.trpro.2014.10.048Search in Google Scholar

[12] Kiciński M., Judt W., Kłosowiak R., Wielokryterialna ocena wariantów dojazdu mieszkańców aglomeracji poznańskiej do Poznania, Autobusy, Technika, Eksploatacja, Systemy Transportowe, vol. 12, 2017, 560-563.Search in Google Scholar

[13] Kobryń A., Wielokryterialne wspomaganie decyzji w gospodarowaniu przestrzenią, Warszawa 2014.Search in Google Scholar

[14] Litman, T., Well measured-developing indicators for sustainable and livable Public transport planning, Victoria Transport Policy Institute, Victoria, Canada, http://www.vtpi.org/wellmeas.pdf (access: 10.01.2018).Search in Google Scholar

[15] Macharis C., Bernardini A., Reviewing the use of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis for the evaluation of transport projects: Time for a multi-actor approach, Transport Policy Vol. 37/2015, 177-186.10.1016/j.tranpol.2014.11.002Search in Google Scholar

[16] Owczarzak Ł., Żak J., Design of passenger public transportation solutions based on autonomous vehicles and their multiple criteria comparison with traditional forms of passenger transportation, 18th Euro Working Group on Transportation, EWGT 2015, 14-16 July 2015, Delft, The Netherlands, Transportation Research Procedia, Vol. 10/2015, 472-482.10.1016/j.trpro.2015.09.001Search in Google Scholar

[17] Pastijn H., Leysen J., Constructing an outranking relation with ORESTE, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, Vol. 12, No 10/11, 1989.10.1016/0895-7177(89)90367-1Search in Google Scholar

[18] Roy B., The outranking approach and the foundations of Electre methods, [in]: Bana e Costa C. (Ed.), Readings in Multiple Criteria Decision Aid, Springer-Verlag, Berlin 1990.10.1007/978-3-642-75935-2_8Search in Google Scholar

[19] Roy B., Wielokryterialne wspomaganie decyzji, Wydawnictwo Naukowo-Techniczne, Warszawa 1990.Search in Google Scholar

[20] Rudnicki, A., Jakość komunikacji miejskiej, SITK, Krakow 1999.Search in Google Scholar

[21] Saaty, T., The Analytic hierarchy Process: Planning, priority setting, resource allocation, McGraw-Hill, New York 1980.Search in Google Scholar

[22] Saaty T., Transport planning with multiple criteria: The Analytic hierarchy Process applications and progress review, Journal of Advanced Transportation, Vol. 29, No. 1, 1995.10.1002/atr.5670290109Search in Google Scholar

[23] Sawicki P., Kiciński M., Fierek S., Selection of the most adequate trip-modelling tool for integrated transport planning system, Archives of Transport, 2016, Vol. 37, Iss. 1, 2016, 55-66.10.5604/08669546.1203203Search in Google Scholar

[24] Skalka, J., Bouyssou, D., Bernabeu, Y., ELECTRE III et IV. Aspects methodologiques et guide d’utilisation, LAMSADE, 25, Paris 1986.Search in Google Scholar

[25] Solecka K., Wielokryterialna ocena wariantów zintegrowanego miejskiego transportu publicznego w Krakowie, praca doktorska, Kraków 2013.Search in Google Scholar

[26] Steuer R., An interactive multiple objective linear programming procedure’ TIMS studies in the management sciences, Computers & Operations Research, 1977.Search in Google Scholar

[27] Vincke P., Multicriteria decision-aid, John Wiley&Sons, Chichester 1992.Search in Google Scholar

[28] Vuchic V., Urban transit systems and technology, John Wiley & Sons, New York 2007.10.1002/9780470168066Search in Google Scholar

[29] Żak J., Fierek S., Design and evaluation of alternative solutions for integrated urban transportation system, CD – Proceedings of the World Conference on Transport Research, Berkeley 2007.Search in Google Scholar

Recommended articles from Trend MD

Plan your remote conference with Sciendo