Central Oahu Transportation Study

 

The Central Oahu Transportation Study looks at the transportation needs of people who live, work, and play in Central Oahu, both now and in the future. The study will evaluate how well the transportation system is working for people who travel to, from, and within Central Oahu, and includes evaluating how future, planned development will affect travel. The study will examine transportation system improvements, strategies, and policies that can improve regional transportation mobility and access.

The Central Oahu Transportation Study region includes Mililani, Waikele, Waipiʻo, and parts of Wahiawā and Waipahu.

Want to learn more about the Central Oahu Transportation Study, and get involved? Sign up for any of the following:

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Interested in learning more about the Central Oahu Transportation Study and the stakeholder panel?  You can watch Senior Transportation Planner, Amy Ford-Wagner and Transportation Planner, Kiana Otsuka further discuss the study and stakeholder panel on Kukui Connection.

Current Status

Our lead consultant, Oahu-based SSFM, is developing technical analyses of current conditions, future anticipated development, and potential alternatives. They are also developing a project evaluation system based on performance measures. Sign up for project updates so we can alert you when technical papers are available!

For more information on the progress of the study, see the newsletters below:

Central Oahu Newsletter Issue #1

Central Oahu Newsletter Issue #2

Background Information

Deliverables:

Related Documents

Area Resources

Recent Activity:

Public Participation – Virtual Stakeholder Panel

The Central Oahu Transportation Study takes a multi-pronged approach to public participation.  In addition to leaving a comment at any time on our website and joining us for a community meeting, citizens also participated on the study’s virtual stakeholder panel.  This panel allowed citizens to provide specific feedback about their commuting patterns, taxi/ride-share use, bicycle improvements, pedestrian improvements, and transit improvements.  The survey results, as well as other input submitted to us on this webpage and at community meetings, help to inform the decision-making process about proposed projects.  Survey results may be viewed below:

A full summary of the study’s public participation and input will be posted on this webpage when it is complete.  You may view a summary of input collected at community meetings as of February 2018, in DRAFT Deliverable I: Summary of Community Input.

Community Meeting #2

The second community meeting was held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 6:30PM at Kanoelani Elementary School.  Community members learned more about and provided feedback on proposed roadway, transit, bicycle and pedestrian projects.

Meeting materials:

Community Participation – Wahiawa Blue Zones Built Environment Committee

Staff from the OahuMPO participated in the Wahiawa Blue Zones Built Environment Committee meeting.  Community members who participated were primarily concerned about safety, and many people emphasized the importance of the Safe Routes to School program.  The Safe Routes to School program is being proposed as a project recommendation in the DRAFT Task 4 Deliverable E-1: Project Evaluation and Preliminary Ranking Memorandum.

Community Presentations – Wahiawa Lions Club & Neighborhood Board #25


Staff from the OahuMPO presented study updates to the Wahiawa Lions Club (July 5, 2017) and Neighborhood Board #25 (October 25th, 2017).  This included how citizens can get involved with the study and voice their opinions.

Kukui Connection Episode with Marilyn Lee

Senior Transportation Planner, Amy Ford-Wagner and Transportation Planner, Kiana Otsuka talked about the Central Oahu Transportation Study with Marilyn Lee on her show, Kukui Connection.  The episode debuted on May 4th on ‘Ōlelo.  If you missed this episode on TV, you can watch it here.

Feedback from first community meeting on November 30th, 2016 

Performance Goals Comments
Meeting Boards Summary of Comments

Community Meeting #1
The First Community Meeting that was held on November 30 from 7:30pm til 9pm at Mililani High School was a great success with many members of the community coming out to provide their input.
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There were numerous display stations by the study team, the Department of Planning and Permitting’s Sustainable Community Plan team, TheBus, HART, and Vanpool.

Here’s more information from the event:

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Staff Contact

Diane Dohm, Senior Transportation Planner
Phone: (808) 587-2015
Email: Diane.Dohm@OahuMPO.org