Vermont Airport System Plan

Draft Airport System Plan Available for Public Review – New!

Draft Airport System Plan (Pdf, 30MB)

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) is seeking public input on the Vermont Airport System Draft Plan, which outlines the State’s 20-year long-range vision and goals that will guide the planning and development of Vermont’s public use airports. This Plan will update the 2007 Airport System and Policy Plan.

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, AOT will not host an in-person public meeting during the comment period. Instead, the public is invited to attend a virtual meeting to learn more about the Draft Plan and provide input on March 24, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.

Please use the following Microsoft Teams link to join the virtual public meeting: Click here to join the meeting or here.

The meeting will begin with a presentation by project consultant staff, followed by time for individuals to ask questions or provide comments using the text feature in Microsoft Teams. In addition to being streamed live online, the public meeting will be recorded and posted to the project website for viewing after the event.

Written comments may be submitted through April 8, 2021 via email to paul.libby@vermont.gov or by mail to:

Paul Libby

Rail & Aviation Bureau

Vermont Agency of Transportation

219 North Main Street

Barre, VT 05641

Following the end of the public comment period on April 8, 2021, AOT will summarize the comments and adjust the plan as necessary before presenting it for approval to the Vermont Aviation Advisory Council.

 

 

AOT is currently in the process of updating the Vermont Airport System Plan (VASP). The VASP represents Vermont’s long-range vision and goals that will guide the planning and development of Vermont’s public use airports. The Plan will be developed within the framework of the State’s Three Priority Goals:

  • Making Vermont More Affordable
  • Growing the Economy
  • Protecting the Vulnerable

The VASP will include an evaluation of the adequacy and performance of Vermont’s public airports, forecasts of future performance, the setting of goals and recommendations, and an economic impact assessment.

Ultimately, the VASP will provide guidance into how Vermont’s public use airports can remain safe, competitive, and responsive to its users, stakeholders, and the publics’ needs.

Plan Development Process

Project Advisory Committee

The VAAC is an executive-appointed council tasked with evaluating policy and making aviation recommendations to VTrans. Its members include aviation stakeholders from across the state with a broad range of knowledge and experience in airports, aviation, and economic development. VAAC meetings are being held through the process to help guide the development of the Plan.

PAC Meeting 1 PowerPoint/Materials (November 10, 2016)

PAC Meeting 2 PowerPoint/Materials (February 23, 2017)

PAC Meeting 3 PowerPoint/Materials (May 11, 2017)

PAC Meeting 4 PowerPoint/Materials (March 12, 2018)

PAC Meeting 5 PowerPoint/Materials (October 22, 2018)

PAC Meeting 6 PowerPoint/Materials (March 11, 2019)

PAC Meeting 7 PowerPoint/Materials (June 24, 2019)

 

Public Meeting Presentations

Bennington (October 9, 2018)

Stowe (October 10, 2018)

Lyndonville (October 11, 2018)

Highgate (October 15, 2018)

Middlebury (October 17, 2018)

Rutland (October 18, 2018)

Berlin (October 23, 2018)

Coventry (October 25, 2018)

Springfield (October 29, 2018)

 

Public Meeting Summaries

Bennington (October 9, 2018)

Stowe (October 10, 2018)

Lyndonville (October 11, 2018)

Highgate (October 15, 2018)

Middlebury (October 17, 2018)

Rutland (October 18, 2018)

Berlin (October 23, 2018)

Coventry (October 25, 2018)

Springfield (October 29, 2018)

Documents

 

Economic Impact of Vermont's Public Use Airports (2003)

Aviation Program-Wide Business Plan (2012)

Aeromap

Aeronautics Environmental Program

 

Contacts 

 

Paul Libby
VTrans Project Manager
Phone: (802) 828-5209

Email: paul.libby@vermont.gov

 

Rick Lucas
McFarland Johnson Project Manager
Phone: (978) 692-0522

Email: rlucas@mjinc.com