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. There view 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-ActorMulti-Criteria Analysis
(MAMCA) approach is suggested as a direction for further research. The MAMCA methodology has already proven its usefulness inseveral transport related decision problems enabling to involve the stakeholders explicitly in the decision process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-186
Number of pages10
JournalTransport Policy
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015

    Research areas

  • Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Stakeholders, Transport, Mobility

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