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The Application of the Multiple Criteria Decision Aid to Assess Transport Policy Measures Focusing on Innovation

Faculty of Civil Engineering, Cracow University of Technology, Warszawska 24, 31-155 Krakow, Poland
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Sustainability 2019, 11(5), 1472; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11051472
Received: 5 February 2019 / Revised: 26 February 2019 / Accepted: 6 March 2019 / Published: 10 March 2019
The sustainable development of transport is fostered by innovations. To implement innovations, the European Commission issues different regulations, programs and initiatives and the European Transport Policy has a significant impact on transport policy in the member states. At the same time, transport policy is dynamic and requires new solutions that will allow the planned goals to be achieved. In this context, it is important to analyze the effectiveness of the current innovation policies, and to create recommendations for future actions that bring innovations to the market. This article concerns the subject of innovation policy in the transport sector. It illustrates the possibility of applying one of the methods of the multiple criteria decision aid, i.e., the simple additive weighting (SAW) method to assess the European Union (EU) and national policy measures in surface transport in terms of their influence on the market take-up of innovations. The use of this method allows for the analyzed policy measures to be contemplated in terms of various criteria and to identify those that best meet the adopted criteria, and thus those that could contribute the most to the stimulation of innovation. The article focuses on the method itself, indicating its flexibility and ease of use, while the analyzed collection of policy measures constitutes only the background of the deliberations. View Full-Text
Keywords: surface transport; innovation in transport; policy measures; sustainable transport policy; multiple criteria decision aid surface transport; innovation in transport; policy measures; sustainable transport policy; multiple criteria decision aid
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Nosal Hoy, K.; Solecka, K.; Szarata, A. The Application of the Multiple Criteria Decision Aid to Assess Transport Policy Measures Focusing on Innovation. Sustainability 2019, 11, 1472.

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