Overall Work Program (OWP)

About the OWP

The Overall Work Program (OWP) does two main things: 1) it describes and programs planning studies (along with any defined objectives, tasks, and deliverables), and 2) describes and programs the budgetary and staffing requirements for OahuMPO. The OWP is a requirement for metropolitan transportation planning activities performed with Federal funds provided under 23 USC and 49 USC 53.

The OWP identifies transportation-related planning studies (called work elements) undertaken by the OahuMPO and its participating agencies. Often these studies are completed in order to investigate and better understand a specific transportation problem and to help define the best possible solution. Other studies included in the OWP address Federal planning requirements, such as the development of a Congestion Management Process, or monitoring the impact of projects on low-income and minority populations.

OWP FY2022

On March 17, 2021 OahuMPO released the Overall Work Program FY2022 for public & intergovernmental review.  Click here to view the draft.

Please submit your comments by April 16th, 2021 to:

OahuMPO
707 Richards St. Suite 200
Honolulu, HI 96813
OahuMPO@OahuMPO.org

OWP FY2021

Revision #1 – November 24, 2020

Revision #1 is an amendment that programs two new subrecipient studies:

  • Congestion and Mobility Pricing Study
  • Work Where You Live Study

Revision #1 was out for public & intergovernmental review from September 30, 2020 – October 23rd, 2020. The Policy Board endorsed Revision #1 on November 24.  Click here to view the OWP FY2021 Revision #1 Final Draft.

The OWP FY2021 was out for public intergovernmental review from March 6, 2020 through April 17, 2020.  The OahuMPO Policy Board approved the OWP FY2021 Final Draft on May 26th, 2020.

OWP FY2020

The FY2020 Overall Work Program (OWP) was approved by the OahuMPO Policy Board on June 25, 2019. Click here for the final OWP FY2020 as of Revisions 1-4

Revision #4 – December 28, 2020

This revision is an administrative modification to transfer funding between approved work elements. Click here to review OWP FY2020 Revision #4.

Revision #3 – June 12th, 2020

This revision is an administrative modification to transfer funding within and between approved work elements. Click here to review OWP FY2020 Revision #3.

Revision #2 – December 20, 2019

Revision #2 is an administrative modification that impacts the Transit Rider Survey work element.  Revision #2 clarifies the responsibilities of DTS and OahuMPO as pertains to model calibration. Click here to review OWP FY2020 Revision #2.

Revision #1 – December 4, 2019

Revision #1 is an amendment that programs additional funds to support the timely completion of the Oʻahu Regional Transportation Plan (ORTP) 2045, a federally required work product.  Revision #1 also corrects errors made in the accounting of member dues. The final draft was endorsed by the OahuMPO Policy Board on January 28, 2020.   Click here to review the final draft of OWP FY2020 Revision #1.

OWP Development Process

The development of the OWP begins with a call for transportation planning work elements from the CAC, OahuMPO staff and its participating agencies, as well as other agencies, departments, and stakeholders. For each proposed work element, a set of objectives, outcomes, and a project description are developed, along with an estimated budget.
All proposed work elements are compared against a set of planning priorities, which are (in order of priority):

  1. Work elements that fulfill Federal requirements
  2. Work elements that are necessary to support the metropolitan planning process or fulfill other Federal, State, or local laws or regulations
  3. Work elements that support the projects in the Oahu Regional Transportation Plan
  4. Work elements that support other plans (such as the adopted Sustainable Communities Master Plans)
  5. Work elements that support other needs

This process results in a set of prioritized proposed work elements. Then, using OahuMPO’s estimated revenues and available staff time, projects are put into a draft OWP, generally starting at the top of the prioritized list of work elements and working downward until available resources are spent.  Occasionally, a lower-priority work element may be programmed instead of a higher-priority work element because there is sufficient budget or staff time for the lower-priority element, but not for the higher-priority element.

OahuMPO’s CAC, TAC, and other government agencies are asked to review and comment on the draft OWP. The general public is also invited to review and comment on proposed work elements during the review period.  The final decision for programming work elements is made by the Policy Board prior to Federal approval.

This Regional Planning Coordination table lists other studies used by the OahuMPO and its partner agencies for transportation planning. When reviewing and selecting planning projects for the OWP, OahuMPO attempts to coordinate, to the maximum extent possible, with other related planning activities so as to not duplicate planning efforts and/or to leverage and build-upon work that has been or is being completed by others.

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