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 FY2024-2025

Call for projects – September 22, 2022

OahuMPO invites eligible organizations to submit proposals for planning studies for consideration in the development of the OWP SFY2024-2025.  Proposals are due Tuesday, October 11th.  Click here for the proposal form.

OWP FY2023

The OahuMPO Policy Board endorsed the OWP FY2023 on May 31, 2022.  Click here for the final draft. 

In addition to the OahuMPO operations budget, the OWP FY2023 programs funds for the following:

  • Public outreach software
  • Support for the development of a Strategic Plan
  • Training, Education and Workforce Development
  • Traffic Signal Optimization & Demand Management (proposed by Department of Transportation Services)
  • Multi-modal Assessment (proposed by the Hawaii State Energy Office)
  • Educational Framework for Youth Engagement in Oahu’s Transportation Planning (proposed by UH Manoa, Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education)

OWP FY2022

Click here for the OWP FY2022 As Of Revisions #1, 2 and 3.

Revision #3 – June 29, 2022

Revision #3 is an administrative modification that transfers funds between staff time work elements, transfers funds into the non-staff time Professional Development work element, and transfers funds into the Travel Demand Forecasting Model work element.

Click here for Revision #3.

Revision #2 – March 29, 2022

Revision #2 is an amendment that adjusts the staff time budget to accommodate staffing changes, transfers balances from closed or expired consultant contracts to the travel demand forecasting model data purchase budget and deletes programmed studies as requested by the responsible agencies. Revision #2 was out for public & intergovernmental review from January 19 – February 11, 2022 and is being presented to OahuMPO committees in March 2022.

Click here for the final draft of Revision #2.

Revision #1 – September 28, 2021

Revision #1 is an amendment that proposes the deletion of the Mass Transit Joint Feasibility Study, reduces funds obligated for the Transportation Demand Management Plan, and cancels two programmed subrecipient studies. The OahuMPO Policy Board endorsed Revision #1 to the OWP FY2022 on 9/28/2021.  Click here for the final draft.

Original – May 25, 2021

On May 25th, 2021, the OahuMPO Policy Board endorsed the final draft Overall Work Program FY2022.  In addition to the OahuMPO budget, the OWP FY2022 programs funds for the following:

  • The 2023 purchase of travel survey data to update the Travel Demand Forecasting Model
  • The Active Transportation Monitoring Program by the City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services

The OWP FY2022 includes amendments to existing work elements approved in prior OWP cycles.

OWP FY2021

The Overall Work Program FY2021 was approved by the Policy Board on May 26, 2020. Click here for the final OWP FY 2021 as of Revisions 1-2 and changes approved as part of the OWP FY2022 cycle.

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.

Revision #2 – August 2, 2021

Revision #2 is an administrative modification that transfers funding between approved OahuMPO (non-subrecipient) work elements. Click here to view the OWP FY2021 Revision #2.

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

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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