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Sustainability 2014, 6(7), 4685-4693; doi:10.3390/su6074685

Comprehensive Assessment on Sustainable Development of Highway Transportation Capacity Based on Entropy Weight and TOPSIS

College of Civil Engineering, Hebei University of Engineering, Handan 056038, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 17 March 2014 / Revised: 7 July 2014 / Accepted: 17 July 2014 / Published: 23 July 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Urban and Rural Development)
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Abstract

With the rapid development of the national economy of China, an increasing need for transportation facilities is becoming a serious challenge that the existing traffic system has to meet. Thus, the highway transportation capacity development level assessment has important significance in theory and in practice. In order to overcome the current defects of stronger subjectivity and experience in common assessment methods, the entropy weight and the TOPSIS method were introduced and employed to the comprehensive assessment of highway transportation capacity development. Shannon information entropy was applied to determine the weight value of each index in the comprehensive assessment model. After determining the index weight, the result of comprehensive assessment was obtained through the TOPSIS method. Finally, the effectiveness and feasibility of the proposed method were shown by application in practice. View Full-Text
Keywords: highway transportation capacity development; Shannon information entropy; TOPSIS; comprehensive assessment highway transportation capacity development; Shannon information entropy; TOPSIS; comprehensive assessment
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Li, Y.; Zhao, L.; Suo, J. Comprehensive Assessment on Sustainable Development of Highway Transportation Capacity Based on Entropy Weight and TOPSIS. Sustainability 2014, 6, 4685-4693.

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