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Multicriteria Analysis And Public Transport Management


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Z. Kavran, G. Štefančić & A. Presečki


The efficiency of the public urban transportation system depends on the identification of relevant parameters and their weights, which directly or indirectly influence the quality of urban traffic. Based on the preferences of decision-makers, it is necessary to consistently determine the significance of criteria, compare the strategies, and determine the one used in decision-making. This paper presents a model of multiple criteria decision-making based on the analytical hierarchical model with the aim of improving the efficiency of the public urban transportation system. Keywords: public urban transportation, multicriteria analysis, planning. 1 Introduction The issue of the development strategy of urban transportation has been considered in numerous scientific and technical works, especially in the developed countries. The definition of various strategies for the future development of urban traffic represents a demanding task and it needs to be assigned to traffic experts. The decision-maker has to know the impact of various management measures on the efficiency of the system so as to be able to select the best one. The development of sophisticated computer models has provided support in evaluating the parameters and in testing their impact on the function of the set objective, even before the model is implemented in the actual process. The public transport system in the city of Zagreb comprises three main transportation systems: tram, bus and rail. The relative number of the tram traffic users is almost 70%, whereas the rail system is represented by only 5%. The traffic on the existing tram network of the city runs mainly along the streets, so


public urban transportation, multicriteria analysis, planning.