Title: A hybrid approach based on AHP and belief theory for evaluating sustainable transportation solutions

Authors: A. Awasthi, H. Omrani

Addresses: Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. ' CEPS/INSTEAD, GEODE Department, Luxemburg

Abstract: This paper presents a hybrid approach based on AHP and belief theory for evaluating sustainable transport solutions. The approach consists of four steps. In the first step, we identify the criteria for evaluating the transport measure. In the second step, we collect data on the criteria from multiple sources and perform data fusion using belief theory. In the third step, we evaluate the state of sustainability of the city. Finally, in the fourth step, we propose five IF-THEN rules to generate recommendations for implementing the transportation measure. An application on carsharing is provided to illustrate our approach.

Keywords: multi-criteria decision making; AHP; analytical hierarchy process; environmental impacts assessment; car sharing; sustainable transport; belief theory; sustainability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGENVI.2009.026943

International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, 2009 Vol.9 No.3, pp.212 - 226

Published online: 09 Jul 2009 *

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