Operations Planning Toolbox
The Operations Planning Toolbox (OPT) is a project to develop a user-friendly, well-documented, open-source, multi-modal transportation modeling software for quick quantitative assessment of operational scenarios in terms of mobility and safety, provided as a desktop application, supported by UC Berkeley PATH. This new software, a mesoscopic simulator, will support the fast execution of the analysis of freeway and corridor operations as well as highways and multi-lane road analysis.
OPT is being developed by UC Berkeley PATH in cooperation with Caltrans, who sponsors the project, and System Metrics Group.
OPT will replace FREQ12.
OPT will have a clean, accessible, and self-explanatory user interface.
OPT will provide an easy and efficient way of building and modifying road networks.
OPT will provide a capability for easy and efficient tuning of simulation parameters (e.g. freeway capacities) according to established criteria.
OPT will display simulation results as contour or timeseries plots that can be exported to Excel spreadsheets.
OPT will NOT provide:
analysis and control of individual vehicle behavior.
other specifically microscopic simulation features.
UC Berkeley PATH
Diane Jacobs (HQ/D7 Multimodal System Planning) is the Project Manager and the Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). Other TAC members are:
Maria Aranguiz, D8 Traffic Forecasting
Troy Arseneau, D2 Traffic Safety
Maurice Eaton, D11 Planning
Farid Nowshiravan, D7 Traffic Operations
Ray Ovaici, D4 Traffic Operations
Raj Porandla, D4 Multimodal Transportation Modeling
Andrew Teng, D7 Planning
Sam Toh, D5 Traffic Operations
System Metrics Group
Tarek Hatata leads the consultants' team.