Planning Studies Archive

Completed Planning Studies (Prior to 2019)

The table below lists planning studies completed prior to 2019. The table below lists ongoing planning studies that are supported by federal funding programmed in OahuMPO’s Overall Work Program.  Regional planning studies can be led by OahuMPO or by an eligible government agencies.  Government agencies leading regional planning studies include the following:

  • City and County of Honolulu Department of Transortation Services (DTS)
  • City and County of Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency (OCCSR)
  • Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO)
  • State Department of Land and Natural Resources/Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission (DLNR)
  • University of Hawaii Manoa – Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education (UHM)

Planning Studies from 2019-Present can be viewed at this link: Planning Studies

Materials for subrecipients can be found at this link: Subrecipient

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Study Title (Year of Completion)
Separate Left-Turn Phase Alternatives Study (2017)
Ewa Impact Fees for Traffic & Roadway Improvements Update Study (2017)
Transit Fares Scenario Modeling Study (2016)
Contra-Flow Update Study (2016)
Complete Streets Implementation Plan (2016)
Village Park-Kupuna Loop Sub-Area Corridor Study (2015)
Traffic Signal Prioritization Methodology (2015)
Tantalus & Round Top Drive Boundary Identification Study (2015)
Makakilo Traffic Study (2015)
Honolulu Urban Core Parking Master Plan (2015)
West Waikiki Traffic Study (2013)
Waikiki Regional Circulator Study (2013)
Short-Range Transit Service Operations Plan (2012)
Strategies for Energy Efficiencies in Transportation (SEET) (2010)
This work element was a traffic study to update the existing left-turn lane signal phasing guidelines and evaluate the effectiveness of left-turn signal phasing guidelines by applying the methodology to select intersections.
Responsible Agency: DTS
Total Funds: $118,130
The objectives of this work element were to: 1) Update Revised Ordinance of Honolulu (ROH) Chapter 33A, related to Ewa traffic and roadway improvements impact fees; 2) Review the Ewa Highway Master Plan; and 3) Develop administrative policies and procedures for collection, accounting, and distribution of funds collected through the impact fee assessment.
Responsible Agency: DTS
Total Funds: $438,343
The purpose of the Transit Fares Scenario Modeling Study was to forecast and analyze the ridership and fare revenue resulting from a short list of fare product and pricing options.
Responsible Agency: HART
Total Funds:$97,274
The purpose of this study was to improve the AM and PM peak traffic congestion in the Primary Urban Center by identifying and quantifying if additional contra-flow measures are feasible in the peak travel periods.
Responsible Agency: DTS
Total Funds:$230,000
The Complete Streets Implementation Study will provide the City & County with a framework for implementation of the Complete Streets ordinance.
Responsible Agency: DTS
Total Funds:$500,000
The purpose of this study is to identify and develop location-specific traffic engineering plans for operations and safety improvements in Village Park along the entire Kupuna Loop.
Responsible Agency: DTS
Total Funds:$171,531
The purpose of this study was to provide a methodology to prioritize the installation and modification of traffic signals for the City & County of Honolulu.
Responsible Agency: DTS
Total Funds:$192,153
The project scope of work was a study to establish road right-of-way along Tantalus Drive and Round Top Drive. This study included installation of a control network, a topographic survey of an approximately 75 feet wide corridor centered on the existing A.C. road pavement, and a boundary study of the properties adjacent to the roadway.
Responsible Agency: DTS
Total Funds:$1,000,000
This traffic operations study was conducted to address existing and future conditions on Makakilo Drive, a minor arterial street that currently provides the only access into the Makakilo community in Ewa, Oahu.
Responsible Agency: DTS
Total Funds:$264,000
The purpose of this work element was to conduct an on-street and off-street “public parking” survey in the Honolulu urban core for the purpose of assessing existing and future parking (on-street and off-street) supply and demand.
Responsible Agency: DTS
Total Funds:$500,000
The objective of this work element was to conduct an area-wide traffic circulation study to identify and quantify existing deficiencies in traffic circulation in the Hobron Lane area of Waikiki. The study included mitigation measures and conceptual circulation plans for Waikiki from a context-sensitive and Complete Streets approach.
Responsible Agency: DTS
Total Funds:$264,000
This study developed a plan that leads toward sustainable public transit service between the future rail terminus at Ala Moana Shopping Center and Waikiki
Responsible Agency: DTS
Total Funds:$400,000
This work element will help improve operational efficiencies of public transit modes in the City & County of Honolulu and identify short-range capital improvements and financial priorities for Honolulu’s public transportation operations for the years 2009 through 2015.
Responsible Agency: DTS
Total Funds:$640,000
This study surveyed a representative sample of 1,536 adult residents in the four counties of the State of Hawai‘i to understand their attitudes and behaviors and to gauge their preferences for and sensitivities to various energy-efficiency strategies in transportation.
Responsible Agency: UHM
Total Funds: ---