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 FY2021

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.

The OWP FY21 consists of the following planning activities (projects in bold are new in FY21)

Task 1: MPO Administration and Management
• Program Administration & Management
• OWP Development & Management
• Subrecipient Monitoring
• Single Audit
• Public Participation

Task 2: Data Development & Maintenance
• Transit Rider Survey Project
• Computer Model Operations & Support – TDFM Data Purchase
• Active Transportation Monitoring Data

Task 3: Short Range Planning
• Transportation Improvement Program
• Transportation Alternatives Program Coordination
• Farrington Highway Makaha Beach Park Realignment Feasibility Study
• Energy Conservation & Emissions Reduction Plan
• Oahu Mass Transit Joint Feasibility Study
• Waikiki Loading Zone Management Study
• Ala Moana Transit Plaza Alternatives Analysis
• Multi-Modal Transit Asset Management Plan
• Kapolei Maintenance Facility and Transit Center Alternatives Analysis
• Royal Kunia Public Transit and Day Care Facility Master Plan
• PM Peak Period Tow Away Zone Modifications
• Review and Update of Planned Rights of Way for Existing Streets
• Transportation Demand Management Plan
• Vision Zero Action Plan
• New Mobility Plan
• Autonomous Vehicle Planning Study
• Plan for Improved Resilience to Coastal Hazards through Green Infrastructure
• Multi-Modal Mobility Hub Plan for Oahu
• Alternative Deployment of AV Technology Scenarios Plan
• Dillingham Corridor Mobility Data Planning Study
• Multi-Modal Transit Asset Management Plan – Phase 2

Task 4: Long Range Planning
• Oahu Regional Transportation Plan
• Congestion Management Process Update

OWP FY2020

The FY2020 Overall Work Program (OWP) was approved by the OahuMPO Policy Board on June 25, 2019.

Revision #3 – June 12th, 2020

This revision is an administrative modification to transfer funding within and between approved work elements. The revision is necessary to ensure that all work elements supporting OahuMPO staff time have sufficient budget for the remainder of the work program.

Click here to review OWP FY2020 Revision #3.


FY2020 OWP as of Revisions 1 & 2

Revision #2 – December 20, 2019

Revision #2 is an administrative modification that impacts the Transit Rider Survey work element.  The scope of the Transit Rider Survey includes the calibration of the Travel Demand Forecasting Model using the collected survey data.  Revision #2 clarifies the responsibilities of DTS and OahuMPO as pertains to model calibration. In brief, DTS’ consultant will prepare the data and OahuMPO’s modeling consultants will perform the calibration. While this work element was initially awarded to HART, primary responsibility has been transferred to DTS with the exception of Task 5 (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. Due to the vacancy in the Senior Transportation Planner position, OahuMPO plans to increase the scope of work of the consultant working on the ORTP to ensure that the plan is completed and meets the Federal deadline.  Revision #1 also corrects errors made in the accounting of member dues.

The public & intergovernmental review period began on December 3rd and concluded on December 18th.  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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