About Us

The Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OahuMPO), is the designated metropolitan planning organization for the island of Oahu. Although the OahuMPO serves as the metropolitan planning organization for the two urbanized areas on Oahu (e.g., Honolulu and Kailua-Kaneohe), the OahuMPO coordinates transportation planning for the entire island of Oahu.

Our Vision

The OahuMPO provides a forum for shared leadership and decision-making, to plan and develop a sustainable, efficient, safe, and equitable transportation system that will serve our communities’ needs for generations to come.

Our Mission

The OahuMPO is a highly skilled, competent, and federally compliant transportation planning organization focused on improving mobility for the residents and visitors of Oahu.


The Federal Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1973 (see Code of Federal Regulations Chapter 23 Part 450) required the formation of a metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for any urbanized area with a population greater than 50,000. An urbanized area with a population over 200,000, as defined by the Bureau of the Census and designated by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), is called a Transportation Management Area (TMA). The OahuMPO is designated as a TMA.

This mandate was based on the need to ensure that existing and future expenditures for transportation projects and programs were based on a comprehensive, cooperative, and continuing (3-C) planning process. Federal funding for transportation projects and programs are channeled through this planning process.

Strategic Plan

The 2023-2027 OahuMPO Strategic Plan was endorsed by the Policy Board on December 20, 2022. The Strategic Plan describes the vision, mission, goals, objectives, major work products, proposed staffing, funding strategy, strategic initiatives and action items for the OahuMPO over the next five years.

View the 2023-2027 Strategic Plan (PDF)