Transport planning with multiple criteria: the Analytic Hierarchy Process applications and progress review

Thomas Saaty
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
University of Pittsburgh
United States

Publication date: Mar, 1995

Journal: Journal of advanced transportation
Vol.: 29- Issue: 1- Pages: 81-126

Abstract: Five examples of applications of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) are made to illustrate the different uses of this ratio scale multicriteria decision method in transportation. They include a commuter route selection hierarchy, a best mix of routes to Pittsburgh's new International Airport, a benefits/costs hierarchy to choose the best mode to cross a river, a planning hierarchy for a transport system and a simple dependence with feedback cycle to choose a car when criteria depend on the alternatives. For a better appreciation of the use and power of the method, the examples are followed by a resume of developments in research on the (AHP) in the last few years.

Keywords: Analytic Hierarchy Process, AHP, Analytic Network Process, ANP