A Triple-Level Effectiveness Evaluation Procedure for Multi-Modal Public Transit Networks

An objective effectiveness evaluation of a multi-modal public transit network lays the foundation for reasonable policy recommendations. This paper presents a triple-level procedure for appraising a multi-modal public transit network's effectiveness. Route levels - considering economic, service, and environmental impact criteria - are evaluated by the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) method. A transit effectiveness index is proposed for a specific model (conventional bus, bus rapid transit, tram, and subway) level assessment. Then, Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to an Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) is designated for appraising a multi-modal public transit network at the system level. Finally, case research on a multi-modal public transit network was conducted to illustrate the evaluation procedure.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 3425-3440
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2014: Safe, Smart, and Sustainable Multimodal Transportation Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01531205
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413623
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2014 3:04PM