OahuMPO PARTICIPATION PLAN (OPP)
The Amendment to the OahuMPO Participation Plan (OPP) was approved by the Policy Committee on April 10, 2013.
About the OPP
The Participation Plan of the OahuMPO has been developed to help interested parties, including members of the public and affected organizations, as well as government agencies, understand:
1) The OahuMPO planning process for Oahu's major surface transportation efforts; and
2) How to participate effectively in that process.
The transportation planning process results in plans and programs that provide direction to the development of our surface transportation system. Although the OahuMPO programs federal funding of many of the City and State transportation projects, the OahuMPO neither designs nor constructs these projects. As such, the Participation Plan focuses on those aspects and areas of transportation planning that fall within the OahuMPO's purview.
The Participation Plan has been developed to ensure compliance with the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) legislation. Under SAFETEA-LU, metropolitan planning organizations are required to develop a participation plan that documents a process for providing interested parties with reasonable opportunities to be involved in the metropolitan planning process.
The Participation Plan includes policies that ensure early and continuing public involvement in transportation planning and decision-making processes of the OahuMPO. Public involvement is important to the OahuMPO, since it allows Oahu residents to provide input early in the planning process-before roads, freeways, and other transportation projects are built.
The OahuMPO Participation Plan (approved December 15, 2006) can be downloaded by clicking on the link; Appendix A of this document includes the Citizen Advisory Committee Bylaws: