WIT Press


Multicriteria Analysis Measurement Of The Road Transport Corridor Impact On The Environment

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT090451

Volume

107

Pages

11

Page Range

505 - 515

Published

2009

Size

249 kb

Author(s)

D. Micevičienė, Ž. Bazaras, J. Ciburiene & V. Boguslauskas

Abstract

Transport is one of the main branches of any economy without which the functioning of a modern economy is, in general, impossible. It ensures necessary economic links and joins all industrial units of a country into one whole, thus establishing the conditions for an economy to function coherently and efficiently. Thus, transport is an important branch of an economy. However, its infrastructure expansion needs high levels of investment. This is why investment projects for the development of the transport structure have to be thoroughly selected and their implementation has to ensure sufficient efficiency. Taking into account that transport generates a number of adverse effects from both transport infrastructures and vehicles, the indirect ones – environmental influences might be included into the group – may have even greater consequences on society than its direct effects. Keywords: environment, assessment, multicriteria analysis.

Keywords

environment, assessment, multicriteria analysis