Tactical optimization strategies to adapt urban transport networks. Transport Research Arena
Transport Research Arena (TRA), Avril, Paris
The TOAST project (Tactical OptimizAtion Strategies to adapt urban Transportation networks) aims at investigating a new set of emerging tactical optimization problem . It consists in setting directions on each street to improve the global transport system. This research has been funded in 2013 by the DRRT (Délégation Régionale à la Recherche et à la Technologie, Champagne-Ardennes region, France). An optimization framework core has been developed to deal with a class of tactical optimization problems , where two objectives are optimized independently: (i) Allow fast origin-destination transportation requests (ii) Prevent drivers from entering critical areas such as city centers or touristic points. The ongoing work will include the computation of the global congestion and address several other settings (such as lanes) to deal with promising applications.