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Sustainability 2018, 10(10), 3647; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10103647

Sustainable Urban Transport Development with Stakeholder Participation, an AHP-Kendall Model: A Case Study for Mersin

Department of Transport Technology and Economics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Stoczek u. 2, H-1111 Budapest, Hungary
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Received: 13 August 2018 / Revised: 2 October 2018 / Accepted: 10 October 2018 / Published: 11 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Transportation)
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Abstract

Public transport development decisions are generally made by local government representatives or managers of the local transport company through a top-down procedure. However, if the implications do not meet the demand of the public, the improvement cannot be considered as sustainable and in a long range, correction is necessary. This paper aims to introduce a new model which is capable of supporting public transport development decision making by examining the preferences of different stakeholder groups (passengers, potential passengers, and local government) and creating an acceptable coordination for an ultimate, sustainable decision. In the model, Analytic Hierarchy Process is applied, combined with Kendall rank correlation and an extra level of stakeholder significance in the decision. A case study is also presented on the situation of a Turkish city: Mersin. The results show, that by the application of the new model, a more integrated and thus more sustainable solution can be created for the public transport problems of the city, and by this, probably more citizens can be attracted to use public transport modes which might result in decreased CO2 emissions. View Full-Text
Keywords: Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP); Kendall’s coefficient of concordance; public transport; multi-criteria decision making; supply quality Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP); Kendall’s coefficient of concordance; public transport; multi-criteria decision making; supply quality
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Duleba, S.; Moslem, S. Sustainable Urban Transport Development with Stakeholder Participation, an AHP-Kendall Model: A Case Study for Mersin. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3647.

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