Reviewing the use of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis for the evaluation of transport projects: Time for a multi-actor approach. Macharis, C. and Bernardini, A. Transport Policy, 37:177--186, January, 2015.
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In this paper we give an overview of the use of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) for transport project appraisal. The aim of this review is to provide an outline of the increasing use of MCDA methods in the evaluation of transport projects. We investigate for which kind of transport decisions the MCDA methods are applied. The review consists of identifying the transport related subjects, the interconnected arising decision problems and the kind of representative MCDA method(s) used for transport project evaluations. This review allowed deriving a general frame for the evaluation of transport projects. One of the conclusions resulted in the importance of integrating stakeholders in the decision process not yet very common in the transport projects that were reviewed. The Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Analysis (MAMCA) approach is suggested as a direction for further research. The MAMCA methodology has already proven its usefulness in several transport related decision problems enabling to involve the stakeholders explicitly in the decision process.
@article{macharis_reviewing_2015,
	title = {Reviewing the use of {Multi}-{Criteria} {Decision} {Analysis} for the evaluation of transport projects: {Time} for a multi-actor approach},
	volume = {37},
	issn = {0967-070X},
	shorttitle = {Reviewing the use of {Multi}-{Criteria} {Decision} {Analysis} for the evaluation of transport projects},
	url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0967070X14002285},
	doi = {10.1016/j.tranpol.2014.11.002},
	abstract = {In this paper we give an overview of the use of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) for transport project appraisal. The aim of this review is to provide an outline of the increasing use of MCDA methods in the evaluation of transport projects. We investigate for which kind of transport decisions the MCDA methods are applied. The review consists of identifying the transport related subjects, the interconnected arising decision problems and the kind of representative MCDA method(s) used for transport project evaluations. This review allowed deriving a general frame for the evaluation of transport projects. One of the conclusions resulted in the importance of integrating stakeholders in the decision process not yet very common in the transport projects that were reviewed. The Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Analysis (MAMCA) approach is suggested as a direction for further research. The MAMCA methodology has already proven its usefulness in several transport related decision problems enabling to involve the stakeholders explicitly in the decision process.},
	urldate = {2014-12-04},
	journal = {Transport Policy},
	author = {Macharis, Cathy and Bernardini, Annalia},
	month = jan,
	year = {2015},
	keywords = {Mobility, Multi-criteria decision analysis, Stakeholders, Transport},
	pages = {177--186},
	file = {ScienceDirect Snapshot:files/50268/S0967070X14002285.html:text/html}
}
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