Kazancioglu F. S.

JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY, vol.27, no.1, pp.219-227, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The European Union (EU) has a structure where its criteria and objectives are known and where member states are obligated to carry out these criteria. Turkey is continuing to carry out the requirements as a candidate to the Union through the chapters of the acquits opened by the EU. One of the chapters opened is "transport." In this context, with this work, "railway" operations, as one of the most important parameters of the Ministry of Transportation, and Turkey's situation in relation to the EU nations has been put forward by using the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). The DEA is conducted by selected decision making units (DMU) (in this case countries) with a relative performance analysis using a multi-parameter and non-parametric approach bearing in mind the railway indicators. In the analysis, two different models are considered in which a performance evaluation has been done in railway preference for operations as well as passenger transport. The output of this work, in terms of Turkey's railway indicators, will assist with tangible values in identifying the target policies for EU integration.