THE OVERALL WORK PROGRAM
The Overall Work Program (OWP), a document that is produced annually, describes all of the regionally-significant surface transportation planning projects expected to be undertaken for Oahu during the Federal fiscal year. The OWP is an essential transportation-planning tool. It spells out the ongoing planning activities, planning studies, and technical support projects that are being conducted on behalf of the OahuMPO and its participating agencies and provides detailed budget information about them.
The OWP is a requirement for metropolitan planning initiatives performed using Federal funds. While planning studies funded by other, non-Federal sources need not be identified in the OWP, the OahuMPO includes them to reflect the context and direction they set for the major planning efforts being undertaken for the metropolitan planning area, which includes the entire Island of Oahu.
The work performed under this annual work program is primarily accomplished by a combination of professional and technical staff and consultants under the direction of the OahuMPO and its participating agencies. The level of study for projects funded through the OWP generally does not go beyond concept-level planning. OWP funds cannot be used for preliminary engineering, final design, or construction projects.