Draft Airport System Plan Available for Public Review – New!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
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.
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.
Public Meeting Presentations
Public Meeting Summaries
VTrans Project Manager
Phone: (802) 828-5209
McFarland Johnson Project Manager
Phone: (978) 692-0522