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Planning & Capacity

New England Region Airports Division

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Planning staff review and approve planning documents for Federal funding program eligibility. The planners provide support that includes guidance for master and system planning, developing guidelines coordination, and implementation of intermodal and multi-modal transportation planning relating to the Airports program and developing the Airport Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP). The specialists also establish and maintain liaison with Federal agencies and other organizations to ensure effective coordination of airport planning and development. Civil use of military airports is an integral part of the planning function. The planners also determine the airports and related data for entry into the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS).

  • Richard Doucette, Environmental Manager
    Planner for Connecticut.
  • Lisa Lesperance, Community Planner
    Serves as the Airport Planner for Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
  • Ralph Nicosia-Rusin, Capacity Program Manager
    Coordinates programs enhancing airport capacity and regional system planning. Project Manager/Team Planner for Rhode Island and Massport.
  • Michelle Ricci
    Project Manager/Team Planner for Maine.

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