City Rail Transit Network Schemes Evaluation Based on TOPSIS, Including AHP and Entropy

The appropriate selection of city rail transit network schemes is an important precondition of effective implementation of rail transit planning. First, 11 indices, such as network scale, passenger flow, ticket revenue, and so on, are selected from three aspects of network function, traffic function, and economic evaluation on the basis of an analysis of city rail transit network evaluation methods, multi-objective characteristics for evaluation, and scientific decision-making importance. Second, evaluation indices of city rail transit network planning schemes are taken as the index set of factors, and planning schemes are taken as the domain set to establish an evaluation matrix that is standardized by [0,1] linear transformation. Weights of influence parameters are determined by AHP and entropy, which consider expert knowledge and experience and information implicated in the data. Third, a weighted standardized decision-making matrix is built up through a standardized decision-making matrix and parameter weight, and selection of planning schemes is determined by calculating the close degree of the schemes and the ideal schemes, which are determined by TOPSIS in operational research. Finally, empirical analysis shows that the model is scientific and effective.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1731-1738
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2012: Multimodal Transportation Systems—Convenient, Safe, Cost-Effective, Efficient

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  • Accession Number: 01501315
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784412442
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Dec 16 2013 10:37AM