The Public Participation Plan is a Federal requirement for all metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), per 23 Code of Federal Regulations (”CFR”) §450.316. Moreover, it is an important component to ensuring that the tax-paying public is given ample opportunity to access, review, and comment on plans, studies, and other documents as they are being developed. The OahuMPO Public Participation Plan will help members of the public and affected organizations understand: 1) the OahuMPO transportation plan development process for major planning products (including the Oahu Regional Transportation Plan [“ORTP”] and the Transportation Improvement Program [“TIP”]), and 2) how to participate effectively in that process. The procedures outlined in the Public Participation Plan will be reviewed periodically and updated as necessary to ensure a full and open participation process.
The Oʻahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OahuMPO) is releasing the final Draft Public Participation Plan for public and intergovernmental review. The Public Participation Plan’s purpose is to inform Oʻahu residents, members of the OahuMPO network of agencies and organizations, and other stakeholders of multimodal surface transportation on how the public can participate in OahuMPO’s planning processes.
Please provide comments by mail or email by March 31, 2020 to: