Travel demand plays an essential role in strategic transport planning. Generally, experts use either discrete methods, e.g. discrete choice models or simulation, e.g. activity-based models to estimate demand in transportation. This paper offers a different solution; instead of using the traditional approach, the demand is considered as a Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) problem and surveying the citizens’ preferences provides the results for decision support. Public transport demand depends on two main issues, quality and price of the transportation. In a hierarchical model, both issues have been integrated and the well-proven Analytic Hierarchical Process (AHP) method has been applied in the current research. Further, fuzzyfication of the scores have also been conducted because of the citizen evaluator pattern. The fuzzy-AHP (FAHP) model has been tested in a real-world situation with the case study of Amman (Jordan).
Analyzing public travel demand by a fuzzy analytic hierarchy process model for supporting transport planning