Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport EA

Project Description:  Public Involvement Task Lead - The Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA) prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to address the need to construct an additional 400 feet of Runway Safety Area (RSA) to achieve the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) design requirements for 1,000 feet of RSA beyond the west end Runway 11L/29R. This project will ultimately result in the need to realign the intersection of State Highway 128 and Interlocken Boulevard. In 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation Appropriations Act (Appropriations Act) required operators of all airports nation-wide that are federally funded and obligated to comply with FAA regulatory requirements for RSAs by September 30, 2015. To that end, the Runway Safety Area Program (RSAP) provides an enhanced measure of safety for aircraft taking off from and landing on a runway. As a subconsultant to Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Inc. (RS&H), Regnier & Associates worked closely with the airport and local jurisdictions and CDOT to develop a strategy for coordinating with adjacent property owners and public works to satisfy the requirements of the RSAP and in a collaborative manner. Regnier & Associates was responsible for developing strategic public and focused small group meeting plans and logistics, development of public outreach collateral, media and government relations, coordination with adjacent projects and associated agencies and jurisdictions, comment tracking, and contact database management, all as integral components to success of these efforts.


Comprehensive Public Outreach, Community Involvement & Public Information Management