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Title: Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) index to measure the accessibility impacts of new infrastructure investments: the case of the high-speed train corridor Madrid-Barcelona-French border
Authors: Martín Hernández, Juan Carlos 
Gutiérrez, Javier
Román García, Concepción 
UNESCO Clasification: 531212 Transportes y comunicaciones
Keywords: Trenes de alta velocidad
Corredor Madrid Barcelona
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: 0034-3404
Journal: Regional Studies 
Abstract: This paper applies Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) methodology to analyse gains in the accessibility of Spanish territory produced by the new high-speed train (HST) Madrid-Barcelona-French border. A geographic information system was used to calculate four complementary partial accessibility indicators: an index of location, economic potential, relative efficiency of the network and daily accessibility. The relative accessibility performance of each city can be discussed according to the results of these partial accessibility indicators. However, conclusions on accessibility changes can be quite contradictory depending on which partial accessibility indicator is considered. For this reason, we propose a new methodology, based on DEA, to obtain a composite accessibility index that produces a better understanding of the overall accessibility changes produced by the new infrastructure. The results of the model will be used to extract some policy considerations with respect to the (polarizing/balancing) effects of the line within the Spanish territory.
ISSN: 0034-3404
DOI: 10.1080/003434042000240987
Source: Regional Studies[ISSN 0034-3404],v. 38, p. 697-712
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