Published Mar 9, 2024
Mohamed Akhrouf Hadjer Medjamia Meriem Bessou


This article presents a new approach to prioritize and select transportation projects using multi-criteria decision-making techniques. It is aimed at organizations responsible for managing and developing transportation modes, and addresses the need for a systematic methodology for selecting which transportation modes to invest in. The proposed methodology is based on the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) and implemented using the ExpertChoice software. This approach involves decision-makers in the process of identifying transportation modes that are potentially profitable and beneficial for the community.

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Akhrouf, M., Medjamia, H., & Bessou, M. (2024). AN AHP-BASED APPROACH TO SELECTING A PRIORITY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION MODE FOR INVESTMENT. International Journal of the Analytic Hierarchy Process, 15(3).


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transportation modes, project selection, multi-criteria decision support, Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), AHP

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