The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is one of the most commonly Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) methods used in the transport research field for evaluation and prioritization purposes. Through pairwise comparisons, this method is avoiding bias of rating. Especially in the case of Public Transport, where Public Transport stakeholders cannot implement all the suggested innovative concepts at once but, should instead focus on the most important one, this method could prove very useful to decision-makers. In CIPTEC, by using this method, we reached an unbiased hierarchy of the selected innovative concepts and solutions that were assessed against certain predefined criteria.
For more information regarding the application of the methods in CIPTEC, see relevant CIPTEC Deliverable D3.5.