Metropolitan Planning Organization

A Letter from Kiana Otsuka

Dear Central Oahu Citizens,

I am the acting Community Planner at the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization, a public agency that plans transportation for the island of Oahu. We are conducting a transportation study for the Central O‘ahu area.  This area includes Mililani, Waikele, Waipi‘o, and portions of Waipahu and Wahiawā.  This study looks at the transportation needs of Central O‘ahu residents and what our future plans should include.  With your help, we will be able to evaluate different alternatives that will include roadways, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian improvements.

As we are reviewing future transportation options, we would like feedback from anyone who resides, works, plays or visits the Central O‘ahu area; this is the reason why we are writing to you.  In addition, Rene Masho indicated to me that you might be interested in providing us feedback.  As someone who is an active community member in Central O‘ahu, we are eager to hear from you and members in your organization about their transportation concerns and ideas through emailed surveys.

You may find more information about the study, as well as sign-up for our stakeholder surveys on our website:  These surveys will take place over the next 18 months, roughly every month or two, and will be carried out via e-mail.  This set of e-mail surveys will be short and confidential.  If you do not wish to participate in the surveys, but would still like to be informed about the study and any future community meetings, please visit our website to sign up for study updates or contact me.

We really appreciate your enthusiasm about your communities, willingness to be civically engaged, and the opportunity to hear your local knowledge.  I would be grateful if you could forward my email to members in your organization and anyone else who might be interested.  Should you have any questions, please email me at or give me a call at (808) 587-2015.  Thank you very much.


Kiana Otsuka

Oʻahu Metropolitan Planning Organization

707 Richards Street, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96813
Phone: (808) 587-2015
Fax: (808) 587-2018