Taking into account aspects of complexity theory such as resilience, vulnerability, emergence and criticality, this project aims to develop principles for robust network design and a computational model that provides access to: (1) real-time information about the dynamic state of a metropolitan area regional transportation network, including travellers on it, with a focus on assessment of resilience to disturbances; and (2) short term and long term predictions regarding the future state, with focus on mitigation of vulnerability. In addition, a pilot personal travel information service developed by WeCity will be tested that exemplifies the usage potential of available data to make multi-modal transportation more efficient for travellers, giving an opportunity to test tactical mitigation measures and real-time disruption management strategies.
A preparatory grant is needed to bring together public transportation operators, ICT service providers, metropolitan area civil servants (Municipality of Amsterdam, Stadsregio Amsterdam) and scientific researchers. This will be carried out in two workshops. In addition expertise outside of the Netherlands will be gathered from Transport for London, Technical University of Denmark, Royal Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.