2024 Transportation Project Management Training Program

Apr 9, 2024 | MPO News

The Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OahuMPO) announces the second annual 2024 Transportation Project Management Training Program (PMTP), aimed at enhancing the knowledge and skills of government agency staff involved in federally funded multimodal projects. Open to public employees state and city wide, the program is scheduled to run from April to November 2024, and offers a unique opportunity for participants to delve into the intricacies of transportation project management. With one all-day class each month, the program will convene on Oahu, but is open to participants across all islands of the State.

The program’s objectives are multifaceted, aiming to provide comprehensive training on federal, state, and local policies and procedures governing transportation projects. Participants will also gain insight into federal funding programs, environmental considerations, and scheduling requirements. Moreover, the training will focus on emerging concepts of safety and equity, essential for the successful delivery of transportation projects in today’s evolving landscape. Hands-on experience will also be facilitated through a series of case study exercises and site visits with a mobile workshop at the end of the training.

“This program is designed to solidify fundamental project management knowledge and skills,” stated the OahuMPO Executive Director Mark Garrity. “Through lectures, discussions, and interactions with experienced faculty from academia, government, and industry, participants will gain invaluable insights into best practices and innovative approaches to project management.”

This program is launching for the second time after receiving positive feedback from last year’s 2023 Transportation PMTP. Many of last year’s students stated in a follow-up survey that they felt more comfortable using federal funds and more confident about managing projects after completing the training program and mobile workshop tours, as illustrated in the figure below.

Survey results before and after 2023 PMTP

Importantly, the program is 100% federally funded, alleviating financial burden on the state, counties, or individual participants. With its commitment to professional development, the 2024 Transportation PMTP is poised to make a significant impact on the state’s transportation infrastructure and the professionals tasked with managing it.