Fuzzy multi-criteria decision making approach for transport projects evaluation in Istanbul

Karsak E., Ahiska S.

COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE AND ITS APPLICATIONS - ICCSA 2005, VOL 4, PROCEEDINGS, vol.3483, pp.301-311, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier


Istanbul's current transport systems' capacity that stays inadequate faced with the uncontrolled growth of population has required the evaluation of several transport projects among which the construction of a new bridge, the construction of an under-water railway tunnel and the improvement of the current sea transport are cited as the most popular ones. This paper presents a robust two-phase fuzzy decision framework, which integrates the fuzzy Delphi method and a hierarchical distance-based fuzzy multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) approach, for evaluating these transport alternatives based on a comprehensive list of quantitative and qualitative performance attributes.