Mon Oct 26
Montgomery Regional Airport Prepares to Begin 20-Year Planning Process
Federal Grant Aids in Airport’s Master Plan Development
(Montgomery, Ala.) – Plans are underway to chart development of the Montgomery Regional
Airport (MGM) for the next 20 years. MGM leaders have spent time contemplating the path to the
launch and full implementation of the planning process, which will be guided by the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) with input from the community.
The engagement of airport stakeholders and public participation will be chief among planning
objectives. In partnership with local officials, the airport will engage residents from the
communities it serves. This includes: Montgomery, Prattville, Selma, Millbrook, Wetumpka, Pike
Road, Shorter, Tuskegee, Lowndesboro, Auburn, Tallassee, Valley Grande and Notasulga.
“Our airport management team will be calling upon municipal, county, state and federal officials
representing the River Region, as well as users of the airport, especially pilots and tenants. We
look to also engage everyday citizens to provide feedback on the future development needs of
MGM,” said Marshall Taggart Jr., Executive Airport Director.
Committees will convene for a one-day session in November to begin the first phase of the
planning process. Three committees have been created.
• Citizen Advisory Committee – Appointees of municipal and county officials in the River
• Technical Advisory Committee – Airport users with substantial knowledge of technical
aspects of the airport
• Intergovernmental Coordinating Committee – Planning and economic development
professionals from Autauga, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon, and Montgomery counties
MGM last completed a master plan study in November 2013. A $228,968 grant awarded by the
FAA in September will partially fund the multi-year process.
Taggart said, “We are grateful to receive this funding. It will assist with meeting our primary
objective of drafting an up-to-date, phased development plan concept that will satisfy the needs of
the airport in a safe, efficient, economical, and environmentally sound manner.”
Montgomery Regional Airport offers non-stop flights to Atlanta, Georgia (ATL); Charlotte, North
Carolina (CLT); and Dallas, Texas (DFW). MGM serves the region with 4 daily flights by American
and 4 daily flights by Delta. For more information on the airport, visit flymgm.com.