Vermont Airport System Plan

The Vermont Agency of Transportation 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 integrated planning, operations, 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, policies, 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

VASP Plan Update Timeline

Outreach

VTrans wants to ensure Vermont’s public use airports meet the needs of airport users, stakeholders, and members of the public. Towards that end, VTrans will be scheduling a series of public meetings throughout the planning process, meeting with individual airport officials, and working with the Vermont Aviation Advisory Council (VAAC), who will serve as the project advisory committee for this Plan.

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 other statewide issues impacting the state's public use airports. VAAC meetings are being held through the course of the Plan Update 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)

Public Meetings

October 9, 2018 @ 6:00pm
Bennington Fire House
130 River Street (access through Lincoln Street)
Bennington, VT 05201

 

October 10, 2018 @ 6:00pm
Stowe Town Offices
Akeley Building, Memorial Hall
67 Main St
Stowe, VT 05672

 

October 11, 2018 @ 6:00pm
Lyndon Town Office
119 Park Avenue
Lyndonville, VT 05851

 

October 15, 2018 @ 6:00pm
Highgate Municipal Office Community Roomv 2996 Route 78
Highgate, VT 05459

 

October 17, 2018 @ 6:30pm
RPC Conference Room
14 Seminary Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

 

October 18, 2018 @ 6:00pm
RPC Conference Room
Opera House, 67 Merchants Row – 3rd Floor
Rutland, VT 05701

 

October 23, 2018 @ 6:30pm
Central VT Chamber of Commerce
963 Paine Turnpike North
Berlin, VT 05641

 

October 25, 2018 @ 6:00pm
Coventry Town Office
168 Main Street
Coventry, VT 05825

 

October 29, 2018 @ 6:00pm
Springfield Town Office
96 Main Street
Springfield, VT 05156

 

Individuals not able to participate in public meetings are still able to provide their comments by contacting Project Manager Rick Lucas from McFarland Johnson at rlucas@mjinc.com or by calling (978) 692-0522.

Documents

This section provides the relevant documentation of the 2018 VASP Update.

Technical Memo 1 - Introduction to the Airport System Plan (Draft)

Technical Memo 2 - System Parameters (Draft)

Technical Memo 3 - Inventory of Aviation Facilities (Draft)

Technical Memo 4 - Current System Performance (Draft)

VASP Update Documents

The following documents have been developed as part of the VASP Update:

Existing 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