Planning Studies

The table below lists ongoing planning studies that are supported by funding from OahuMPO. OahuMPO supports planning efforts by performing studies or providing funding to sub-recipients to perform studies.

Click the name of the study for additional information.

Materials for subrecipients can be found at this link: Subrecipient resources

Ongoing Studies​

Study Title Description Percent Complete as of October 2021
Congestion Management Process Update This project will re-evaluate the existing Congestion Management Process and update it, as appropriate, based on the availability of new technologies, new tools,
proven strategies, and/or new Federal, State, and local government requirements.
6 %
Review and Update of Planned Rights-of-Way for Existing Streets This project will allow the DTS, in conjunction with its partner City agencies, to review and update the existing planned Right-Of-Way maps for the entire island to determine the appropriateness of the planned ROWs based on current land use plans, the Honolulu Complete Streets Manual, a survey and evaluation of existing conditions, and community input. Click here to learn more. 
61 %
2019 Transit Rider Survey The 2019 Transit Rider Survey Project will identify travel patterns and socio-economic profiles of transit riders to document the baseline conditions prior to the opening of the rail system. In addition, the survey results will be used to update and further calibrate the OahuMPO regional travel demand forecasting model.
11 %
Multi-Modal Transit Asset Management Plan Phase 1 This study will develop a Transit Asset Management (TAM) Plan for the City and County of Honolulu that addresses State of Good Repair policies for maintaining a multi-modal transit system and incorporates targets, strategies and an evaluation plan for integrated bus and rail transit facilities.
52 %
Ala Moana Transit Plaza Alternative Analysis This is a preliminary planning and design study to assess alternative scenarios for the development of a new public transit center on land adjacent to Ala Moana Shopping Center and in the vicinity of the Ala Moana rail transit station
64 %
Kapolei Maintenance Facility and Transit Center Alternatives Analysis This is a conceptual planning and design study to assess alternatives for the development of a new public transit vehicle maintenance facility and transit center on vacant City-owned land in West Oahu.
58 %
Vision Zero Action Plan The primary objective is to develop a Vision Zero Action Plan within the existing City and County of Honolulu Complete Streets Program that will identify high crash locations, establish and prioritize Vision Zero projects, develop educational materials, and evaluate safety improvements.
4 %
TDM Plan The primary objective is to develop a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan for the City and County of Honolulu that will develop targets, strategies, and evaluation measures to reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and reduce single-occupancy vehicle (SOV) mode share. Click here to learn more.
17 %
AV Planning Study This study aims to develop techniques to stimulate the long-term impacts of shared or autonomous vehicle (SAV) deployments and other new mobility technology within the regional Travel Demand Forecasting Model (TDFM). The model results will be used to assess the potential impacts of SAV and new mobility technologies on transit ridership and the overall transportation system.
0 %
Title VI and Environmental Justice Monitoring This project will update the OahuMPO’s database of Title VI and Environmental Justice (T6/EJ) populations on Oahu and investigate possibilities of developing an alternative T6/EJ analysis tool.
2 %
Multi-Modal Transit Asset Management Plan – Phase 2 The Multi-Modal TAM Plan – Phase 2 will build upon work slated to be completed in Phase 1. This project will support the City’s efforts to advance its asset management practices and maintain its bus, paratransit, and rail assets in a state of good repair.
1 %
Active Transportation Monitoring Data Phase 1 This project will collect and manage active transportation data, which are first steps toward establishing an Island Wide Active Transportation Monitoring Program. This project will allow for the monitoring of regional trends in bicycle and pedestrian travel patterns.
10 %
Work Where You Live This project will assess the telework experience of State of Hawaii and City & County of Honolulu employees during the Stay-at-Home/Work-from-Home period of the COVID-19 pandemic with the intent of formulating and promoting updated telework policies that provide State and City employees with greater flexibility and options for working from home.
78 %

Completed Studies​

Study Title Date Completed
PM Peak Period Tow Away Zone Time Modifications on Urban Arterials April 2021
Emergency Evacuation Plan Phases 1 and 2 September 2019
Ala Wai Canal Bridge Alternatives Analysis October 2019
Oahu Bike Plan Update December 2019
Central Oahu Transportation Study December 2019
OahuMPO Planning Process Review XX-XX-20XX
Separate Left-Turn Phase Alternatives Study April 2017
Ewa Impact Fees for Traffic & Roadway Improvements Update Study September 2017
Contra-Flow Update Study February 2016
Complete Streets Implementation Plan September 2016
Transit Fares Scenario Modeling Study November 2016
Tantalus & Round Top Drive Boundary Identification Study May 2015
Honolulu Urban Core Parking Master Plan June 2015
Village Park-Kupuna Loop Sub-Area Corridor Study July 2015
Traffic Signal Prioritization Methodology August 2015
Makakilo Traffic Study September 2015
Waikiki Regional Circulator Study June 2013
West Waikiki Traffic Study October 2013
Short-Range Transit Service Operations Plan May 2012