Analysis and Evaluation Methodology for Route Planning Applications in Public Transportation


9th International Conference of Information and Communiation Technologies (AICT), Rostov-on-Don, Russia, 14 - 16 October 2015, pp.477-481 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/icaict.2015.7338605
  • City: Rostov-on-Don
  • Country: Russia
  • Page Numbers: pp.477-481
  • Keywords: TOPSIS, AHP, Public Transportation, Route Planning, AHP
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, an evaluation methodology for route planning applications in public transportation is given, and existing web applications that aim to make the people use public transportation effectively, are evaluated in terms of running speed, ease of use, effectiveness etc. While inspecting outputs of software systems, Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) is used to obtain accurate and consistent comparison results. In conclusion we obtained important factors for users; e.g. running time of finding solution and accuracy of the route returned as the solution have a major share of total 38% between factors. Also we observed general deficits of the applications in factors; e.g. accuracy of the route returned as the solution has 66% success rate.