Here's a brief rundown of what the TSA is asking for:
The Challenge is to provide a simulation modeling concept that can form the basis to plan, develop requirements, and design a queue appropriately. The concept will be used to develop a model to be applied in decision analysis and to take in considerations of site specific requirements, peak and non-peak hours, flight schedules and TSA staffing schedules. Solvers are expected to provide the concept and provide evidence that it works as described in the requirements... The new queue design should include, but not be limited to the following queue lanes: TSA Precheck, Standard, Premier Passengers (1st class, business class, frequent fliers, etc.), Employee and Flight Crews, and PWD (wheelchair access).
The deadline is Aug. 15, and you can see all the details here. We're excited to see what people come up with, and how, when, and if the winning ideas get implemented.
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