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Performance Evaluation of Electric Trolley Bus Routes. A Series Two-Stage DEA Approach

School of Applied Mathematics and Physics, National Technical University of Athens, 15780 Athens, Greece
Academic Editor: Krzysztof Goniewicz
Received: 24 February 2021 / Revised: 10 March 2021 / Accepted: 12 March 2021 / Published: 15 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Transport Systems: Safety Modeling, Visions and Strategies)
A common concern for bus operators is efficiency measurement in order to monitor transit performance. The purpose of this paper is to propose a series two-stage data envelopment analysis (DEA) approach integrated with bootstrapping in order to evaluate the performance of electric trolley bus routes of Athens and Piraeus, Greece. Production and sales efficiency were measured in the first and second stages, respectively. In the light of the results, the routes assessed have a comparable higher DEA-based efficiency in both stages when compared to the perfect possible performance, but production and sales efficiency are not associated. Nevertheless, arterial bus routes have a marginally better performance in the production process on average, whereas the feeder–local bus routes produce a slightly better sales performance. The proposed modeling approach is an addition to the current literature, and can be employed by managers and operators. View Full-Text
Keywords: data envelopment analysis; bootstrapping; bus routes data envelopment analysis; bootstrapping; bus routes
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Tsolas, I.E. Performance Evaluation of Electric Trolley Bus Routes. A Series Two-Stage DEA Approach. Infrastructures 2021, 6, 44. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/infrastructures6030044

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Tsolas IE. Performance Evaluation of Electric Trolley Bus Routes. A Series Two-Stage DEA Approach. Infrastructures. 2021; 6(3):44. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/infrastructures6030044

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Tsolas, Ioannis E. 2021. "Performance Evaluation of Electric Trolley Bus Routes. A Series Two-Stage DEA Approach" Infrastructures 6, no. 3: 44. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/infrastructures6030044

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