Empirical Analysis on Priority Evaluation of Advanced Urban Transit Systems Considering Weights of Public Transportation System Characteristics

대중교통수단 특성의 중요도를 고려한 신교통시스템 평가 실증분석

  • Kim, Hyunwoong (Green Transport and Logistics Institute, Korea Railroad Research Institute) ;
  • Moon, Daeseop (Green Transport and Logistics Institute, Korea Railroad Research Institute) ;
  • Moon, Jungwook (Green Transport and Logistics Institute, Korea Railroad Research Institute) ;
  • Kim, Mirye (Department of Transportation and Logistics System, University of Science and Technology) ;
  • Lee, Jinsun (Department of Transportation and Logistics System, University of Science and Technology)
  • Received : 2013.10.11
  • Accepted : 2014.02.20
  • Published : 2014.02.28


This paper presents an evaluation method that considers the weights of many characteristics of a public transportation system; this method facilitates the selection of suitable advanced transit system in a transportation investment plan. The method sets up twelve evaluation items separated by the following influence factors: users, community, government and operators. It then evaluates the advanced transportation system by analyzing the weights. For an empirical analysis, the urban advanced transportation systems for the main transit of small and medium sized cities were evaluated using the AHP method. The result revealed that the weight order is safety, rapidity and punctuality, convenience, and regional activation, and the priority order is steel wheel-type AGT, LIM, and rubber wheel-type AGT.


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