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 Wahiawā, Mililani, Waipiʻo, and Waikele.

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Interested in learning more about the Central Oahu Transportation Study and the stakeholder panel?  You can watch past 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, developed a final report, which includes priorities and project recommendations.  The report is now out for public comment through October 7, 2019.  Use the form below to provide comments.

Click here to view the final draft report. 

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 

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 and/or at community events, 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 Engagement Events:

OahuMPO staff engaged Central Oʻahu residents at a number of events throughout the study.  A list of events can be found below.

DateEventLocationTime
September 26, 2019Waipahu Neighborhood Board MeetingFilipino Community Center7:00pm
September 25, 2019Mililani/Waipio/Melemanu Neighborhood Board MeetingMililani Waena Elementary School7:30PM
September 24, 2019Pearl City Neighborhood Board MeetingWaiau District Park7:00PM
September 17, 2019Mililani Mauka/Launani Valley Neighborhood Board MeetingMililani Mauka Elementary School7:00PM
September 16, 2019Wahiawā-Whitmore Village Neighborhood Board MeetingWahiawā District Park 7:00PM
August 14, 2019OahuMPO Citizen Advisory Committee Permitted Interaction Group MeetingOahuMPO Office11:00AM
June 24, 2019California Avenue Solutions MeetingWahiawā Civic Center Lawn2:30PM-4:30PM
June 21, 2019Wahiawā Bon DanceWahiawā Hongwanji5:00PM
June 17, 2019Wahiawā-Whitmore Village Neighborhood Board MeetingWahiawā District Park 7:00PM
May 30, 2019Wahiawā-Waialua Rotary ClubDOTS Restaurant12:00PM
May 23, 2019Waipahu Neighborhood Board MeetingFilipino Community Center7:00PM
May 22, 2019Mililani/Waipio/Melemanu Neighborhood Board MeetingMililani Waena Elementary School7:00PM
May 20, 2019Wahiawā Neighborhood Board MeetingWahiawā District Park 7:00PM
May 20, 2019Wahiawā Community and Business Association MeetingSurfer's Coffee Bar2:30PM
May 20, 2019Wahiawā Kupuna Wellness CenterWahiawā District Park 9:30AM-11:30AM
May 11, 2019Mililani Emergency Preparedness FairMililani Town Center10:00AM-2:00PM
May 9, 2019Wahiawā Town Hall MeetingWahiawā Middle School6:30PM
May 4, 2019Wahiawā Pineapple FestivalWahiawā District Park 10:00AM-4:00PM
April 24, 2019OahuMPO Citizen Advisory Committee Permitted Interaction Group MeetingChili's Bar & Grill Mililani2:30PM
April 2, 2019Wahiawā Blue Zones Wellness Update MeetingWahiawa Hongwanji Social Hall6:00PM-8:00PM
August 22, 2018OahuMPO Citizen Advisory Committee Permitted Interaction Site VisitsChili's Bar & Grill Mililani9:00AM
June 9, 2018Wahiawā Blue Zones Community Kick-OffKaʻala Elementary School10:00AM-2:00PM
May 21, 2018OahuMPO Citizen Advisory Committee Permitted Interaction Group MeetingChili's Bar & Grill Mililani12:30PM
March 20, 2018Mililani Mauka/Launani Valley Neighborhood Board MeetingMililani Mauka Elementary School7:00PM
November 16, 2017Community Meeting #2Kanoelani Elementary School6:30PM-8:30PM
October 25, 2017Mililani/Waipio/Melemanu Neighborhood Board MeetingMililani Waena Elementary School7:30PM
July 5, 2017Wahiawa Lions Club MeetingDOTS Restaurant6:30PM
May 17, 2017OahuMPO Citizen Advisory Committee Permitted Interaction Group MeetingHonolulu Hale, Room 3012:00PM
April 17, 2017OahuMPO Citizen Advisory Committee Permitted Interaction Group MeetingHonolulu Hale, Room 30110:00AM
November 30, 2016Community Meeting #1Mililani High School7:30PM-9:00PM
October 27, 2016Waipahu Neighborhood Board MeetingFilipino Community Center7:00PM
October 26, 2016Mililani/Waipio/Melemanu Neighborhood Board MeetingMililani Waena Elementary School7:30PM
October 18, 2016Mililani Mauka/Launani Valley Neighborhood Board MeetingMililani Waena Elementary School7:00PM
October 16, 2016Wahiawā Neighborhood Board MeetingWahiawā District Park 7:00PM

Wahiawā Town Hall Meeting

Staff from the OahuMPO engaged Central Oʻahu residents at the Wahiawā Town Hall meeting on May 9, 2019 at Wahiawā Middle School.  Staff asked residents about their preferred transportation projects they’d like to see in the Wahiawā and Whitmore Village areas, and about transportation concerns they have.  Many who came to talk story mentioned concerns about safety along California Avenue, particularly the need for better sidewalks, and better maintenance of the roads.

Wahiawā Pineapple Festival

Although the Wahiawā Pineapple Festival on May 4, 2019 at the Wahiawā District Park was cancelled due to the rain, staff from the OahuMPO asked those who arrived at the event early to set-up and volunteer for their transportation project preferences.

Blue Zones Wahiawā Wellness Update Meeting

Staff from the OahuMPO engaged Central Oʻahu residents at the Blue Zones Wahiawā Wellness Update meeting on April 2, 2019 at the Wahiawā Hongwanji Mission Social Hall.  Staff asked residents about transportation projects they’d like to see in the Wahiawā and Whitmore Village areas, and about transportation concerns they have.  Many who came to talk story expressed concerns about the safety of students and kūpuna walking, particularly along California Avenue.  Specific concerns include  the need to maintain and improve sidewalks and the danger of crossing the street.

Wahiawā Blue Zones Community Kick-Off Event

Staff from OahuMPO engaged Central Oʻahu residents at the Wahiawa Blue Zones Community Kick-Off Event on June 9, 2018 at Kaʻala Elementary School.  Staff asked residents to tell them about transportation improvements they’d like to see in the Wahiawā and Whitmore Village areas, and any transportation concerns they have.  Many people who came to talk story with us expressed the need for more frequent bus service,

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 – Wahiawā Blue Zones Built Environment Committee

Staff from the OahuMPO participated in the Wahiawa Blue Zones Built Environment Committee meeting on November 14, 2017.  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