This paper presents a multicriteria fuzzy methodology for evaluating the transport network that could better connect the Balkans to the European Union (EU). The Balkan countries have not yet solved the problems related to poverty, unemployment, and development. To address their problems, a comparison study conducted the implementation of Egnatia Way Corridor VIlI, and of the Durrës, Albania-Skopje, Macedonia-Thessaloniki, Greece-Kipi, Greece, route as an intermediate solution between the two. A functional comparison is made of the routes not only as physical transport systems, but also as instruments of economic and political development. The proposed approach is a multicriteria fuzzy analysis as developed by G. Munda, the so-called NAIADE (novel approach to imprecise assessment and decision environments) method, to study the possible integration of the Balkan countries (Albania, FYR Macedonia, and Bulgaria) into the EU. This method can be charted on an impact matrix, which contains different numerical values and therefore allows the use of information and data with various degrees of accuracy to determine the most efficient solution among the project alternatives. An equity analysis can also be performed to evaluate the alternative infrastructures the groups involved in the decision-making process will consider. The fuzzy multicriteria methodology will be used to determine whether the more efficient solution among the alternatives is also the fairest.
|Titolo:||Multicriteria Fuzzy Methodology for Feasibility Study of Transport Projects: Case Study of Southeastern Trans-European Transport Axes|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2048-04|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|