EVALUATION METHODS OF REGIONAL TRANSPORT SYSTEMS PERFORMANCE EFFICIENCY
The article considers the problems of the evaluation of the regional transport systems (RTSs) performance efficiency. A technique for its evaluation based on the Data Envelopment Analysis has been provided. The authors proposed an approach to the separation of similar RTSs for the comparative evaluation of their effectiveness. The cluster analysis and the data envelopment analysis were the main methods for the processing of statistical data on the activities and effectiveness of RTSs. An approach to the formation of a set of input and output parameters for RTS analysis and the principle of separation of RTS clusters in Russia have been provided, the methods of the evaluation of RTS functioning efficiency have been developed, which provide for the comparison of RTSs in the context of subjects and sub-sectors. The methods were tested on the basis of Russian RTSs: 5 RTS clusters have been distinguished, on the example of one of which the calculation of RTS efficiency has been shown; upon the results of the study, the authors emphasized the problems of collecting and processing of statistical data distributed by the Federal State Statistics Service of Russia, and also pointed out the principal features of the methods proposed to adapt flexibly to the challenges and the basic data of the study.
OLGA VLADIMIROVNA BEREZHNAYA, ANNA VALERIEVNA SAVTSOVA, ELENA VIKTOROVNA BEREZHNAYA, MARINA ANATOLIEVNA POLIVINA, ARKADIY VIKTOROVICH MOISEEV