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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).

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

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