Van Hentenryck’s research in mobility is primarily concerned with the RITMO project which aims at reinventing transit, addressing the first/last mile problem, congestion, greenhouse gas emissions, and parking in sustainable ways. The project studies a new generation of on-demand multimodal transit systems, leveraging data science, machine learning, and optimization to design and operate them efficiently. After studying small cities, the project now focuses on Atlanta, one of the most congested cities in the world where the share of public transit for commuting is very small. The project is in collaboration with MARTA, ARC, and the city of Atlanta.

For some history about the project, see the following articles regarding our pilot at the University of Michigan in the Spring of 2018

This is an old video that motivated the project.


Some Recent Publications