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Application deadline: Monday, December 16, 2019:

Finalist notification: February 2020. The contact person listed for the finalist projects in each category will be notified that the project is a finalist. Two free tickets to the awards luncheon will be provided for each finalist project, where the winner will be announced by NCDOT Secretary Jim Trogdon. Additional tickets will be available for purchase on a first come first served basis. Must be present at luncheon to win.

Winners announced: April 1, 2020 at awards luncheon

11/26/2019 10:17 AM
  

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Mobi Awards!


The NCDOT Mobi Awards recognizes projects that showcase the important and transformational role that investments in multimodal transportation – such as bicycle, pedestrian, rail, transit, ferry and aviation projects - play in creating vibrant communities in all parts of North Carolina.

Congratulations to those communities who won a Mobi Award last year! NCDOT is happy to announce the 2nd annual competition and wish each community the best of luck in competing for a Mobi Awards crystal and recognition at the awards luncheon.

Multimodal projects are an important piece of North Carolina’s future. They connect people to places, provide alternative modes of travel and make the state more accessible, attractive and competitive. The NCDOT Mobi Awards represent a multimodal focus that is at the heart of the N.C. Department of Transportation's mission to leverage all of the state's transportation infrastructure to ensure a strong economy for future generations.

Top multimodal projects will be selected in six categories – Urban, Suburban, Rural, Tourism, Innovation and MVP (Most Voted Project) – and honored at an awards luncheon hosted by NCDOT and co-hosted by NC Go!, the North Carolina Triangle Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar and the N.C. State University Institute for Transportation Research and Education.

The NCDOT Mobi Awards luncheon will be held on April 1, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott City Center, 500 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. Please check back for registration information regarding the luncheon. Awards will be presented by Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon. Winners will be featured on NCDOT’s website and in various other publications.


Deadline to apply: Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.

 

Eligibility

Nominations may be made by any North Carolina town, city, county, university/college, metropolitan planning organization (MPO), rural planning organization (RPO), public transportation system/authority, airport authority or council of government.

Project must have been constructed and put into operation (or service must have started) within the past five years (prior to the application deadline of Dec. 16, 2019).

Project must combine two or more of the following modes of transportation:

  • Aviation
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian
  • Ferry
  • Public Transportation
  • Rail
  • Roadway

Those projects that did not take home top prizes last year are encouraged to re-apply.

Award Categories

A winner plus honorable mentions will be awarded in each of these six categories:

  • Rural*
  • Urban*
  • Suburban*
  • Tourism*
  • Innovation
  • Most Voted Project (MVP)

*The county in which the project is located determines which of these four categories the project may compete in (this excludes innovation and most voted project categories, which are categories open to all projects). Your project will automatically be assigned to one of the first four categories according to the information at this link.

In addition to the first four categories, every project will be evaluated for inclusion and consideration in the innovation category. Every project will also have an opportunity to compete in the Most Voted Project (MVP). After nominations close, a voting link will be sent to every applicant for publicizing the MVP locally.

 

Judging Criteria

A panel of experts from across North Carolina will evaluate and select winning projects from the first five categories (Rural, Urban, Suburban, Tourism and Innovation) based on how well the multimodal project: :

  • Leverages or spurs other public and private investment beyond the NCDOT investment
  • Boosts economic growth (business, tourism, etc.)
  • Creates long-term jobs
  • Improves public health
  • Enhances the community quality of life
  • Contributes to the community or state in other significant ways
11/25/2019 4:42 PM
  

Sponsorship Opportunities


Sponsorship opportunities are now available until Feb. 28, 2020. To become a sponsor, please fill out this form.

11/25/2019 4:41 PM
  

Event Hosts


 

The NCDOT Mobi Awards luncheon is hosted by the N.C. Department of Transportation and co-hosted by NC Go!, the North Carolina Triangle Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar and the N.C. State University Institute for Transportation Research and Education.

11/12/2019 4:13 PM
  
11/12/2019 7:49 AM
  

2019 Mobi Award Winners


The top 2019 multimodal projects in five categories – Urban, Suburban, Rural, Tourism and Innovation – were honored April 3, 2019, at an awards luncheon hosted by NCDOT and co-hosted by NC Go!, the North Carolina Triangle Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar and the N.C. State University Institute for Transportation Research and Education.
 

Urban Category Winner


LYNX Blue Line Extension Light Rail Project

Charlotte Area Transit System

The Blue Line Extension added 9.3 miles of rail, 11 new light rail stations and 3,100 parking spaces. It spans from Center City Charlotte to UNC-Charlotte Main Station and added 4 miles of road improvements, 8 miles of bicycle facilities and 10 miles of pedestrian accommodations. It has reduced traffic congestion, pollution and crashes on the city's roadways. It has also provided health benefits, saved citizens money and provided greater connectivity to the community.  

 

 Honorable Mentions

  • Charlotte for Charlotte Intermodal Facility
  • French Broad River MPO for Craven Street Transportation Improvements
  • City of Raleigh for Raleigh Union Station

 

Suburban Category Winner


Corolla Greenway Project Phase III
Currituck County

 

Phase III of the Corolla Greenway project added a 3-mile ADA-accessible extension onto the greenway, and it runs along N.C. Highway 12, where pedestrians formerly shared the road with motor vehicles. Since its completion, it has provided the community with a safer way of travel about the area, while adding more connectivity among residents and visitors.

 

  

Rural Category Winner


Downtown Streetscape Project

City of Sanford

This $6.5 million investment into the community has increased Sanford's overall accessibility and aesthetics by improving bicycle, pedestrian and roadway features in downtown. Sanford's Streetscape Project has spurred economic growth and development, stimulated business investments and provided a venue for several new events.

 

Honorable Mentions

  • Burke Flex Bus Services (Western Piedmont Council of Governments)
  • GWTA Transfer Center (Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority)
  • Granite City Greenway Phase III (Northwest Piedmont Rural Planning Organization)

  

Tourism Category Winner


G.K. Butterfield Transportation Center

City of Greenville

The G.K. Butterfield Transportation Center serves as a central hub for citizens to use multiple forms of transportation. Since its creation, it has spurred economic development, attracted investments and provide more direct and easier access to the city's services. 

 

Honorable Mentions

  • Concord Charlotte Express (Concord Kannapolis Area Transit)
  • Albert J. Ellis Airport Redevelopment Project (Onslow County)
  • Ocracoke Island Tram System (Hyde County)


Innovation Category Winners


Corolla Village Road Sidewalk

Currituck County

The Corolla Village road sidewalk project added an extension and made improvements to a public beach access in Corolla. It has provided local citizens and visitors a pathway from the sound to the ocean, providing more connectivity in the community.

 

  

 

GoRaleigh Station Renovations
City of Raleigh

Formerly known as Moore Square Transit Mall, the GoRaleigh Station renovations were completed to provide the station much-needed updates since its creation in 1988. The facility is now completely ADA-accessible, and improvements include a pedestrian walkway, renovated public courtyard, new bus lanes with expanded bus platforms, additional seating, real-time video displays, security cameras, and accommodations for new CNG, hybrid, and all-electric buses.

 

Honorable Mentions

  • Long Branch Trail (City of Winston-Salem)
  • Howard Coble Intermodal Transportation Center (Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation)
11/6/2019 9:39 AM
  

For questions or more information, contact themobi@ncdot.gov

4/2/2019 3:42 PM
  

Honorable Mentions

  • Concord Charlotte Express (Concord Kannapolis Area Transit)
  • Albert J. Ellis Airport Redevelopment Project (Onslow County)
  • Ocracoke Island Tram System (Hyde County)
4/2/2019 1:51 PM
  

Tourism Category Winner

G.K. Butterfield Transportation Center

City of Greenville

 

The G.K. Butterfield Transportation Center serves as a central hub for citizens to use multiple forms of transportation. Since its creation, it has spurred economic development, attracted investments and provide more direct and easier access to the city's services. 

4/2/2019 1:50 PM
  

Honorable Mentions

  • Burke Flex Bus Services (Western Piedmont Council of Governments)
  • GWTA Transfer Center (Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority)
  • Granite City Greenway Phase III (Northwest Piedmont Rural Planning Organization)
4/2/2019 1:49 PM
  

Rural Category Winner

Downtown Streetscape Project

City of Sanford

This $6.5 million investment into the community has increased Sanford's overall accessibility and aesthetics by improving bicycle, pedestrian and roadway features in downtown. Sanford's Streetscape Project has spurred economic growth and development, stimulated business investments and provided a venue for several new events.

4/2/2019 1:49 PM
  

 

Suburban Category Winner

Corolla Greenway Project Phase III

Currituck County

 

Phase III of the Corolla Greenway project added a 3-mile ADA-accessible extension onto the greenway, and it runs along N.C. Highway 12, where pedestrians formerly shared the road with motor vehicles. Since its completion, it has provided the community with a safer way of travel about the area, while adding more connectivity among residents and visitors.

 

4/2/2019 1:48 PM
  

 Honorable Mentions

  • Charlotte for Charlotte Intermodal Facility
  • French Broad River MPO for Craven Street Transportation Improvements
  • City of Raleigh for Raleigh Union Station
4/2/2019 1:45 PM
  

The NCDOT Mobi Awards luncheon is hosted by the N.C. Department of Transportation and co-hosted by NC Go!, the North Carolina Triangle Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar and the N.C. State University Institute for Transportation Research and Education.

11/15/2018 8:50 AM
  

Application deadline: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019

Finalist notification: March 2019. The contact person listed for the finalist projects in each category will be notified. Two local representatives for each finalist project will be invited to attend the awards luncheon, where the winner will be announced by NCDOT Secretary Jim Trogdon. Must be present at luncheon to win.

Winners announced: April 3, 2019 awards luncheon

11/14/2018 1:20 PM
  

Eligibility

Nominations may be made by any North Carolina town, city, county, metropolitan planning organization (MPO), rural planning organization (RPO), public transportation system/authority, airport authority, or Council of Government.

Project must have been constructed and put into operation (or service must have started) within the past five years (prior to the application deadline of Oct. 24, 2018).

Project must combine two or more of the following modes of transportation:

  • Aviation
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian
  • Ferry
  • Public Transportation
  • Rail
  • Roadway

Award Categories

A winner plus honorable mentions will be selected in each of these five categories:

  • Rural *
  • Urban *
  • Suburban *
  • Tourism *
  • Innovation

* The county in which the project is located determines which of these four categories the project may compete in (this excludes innovation, which is a category open to all projects.  To determine which of these categories to select (i.e., rural, urban, suburban, or tourism), refer to this link. If the project is in more than one county, choose the county the project is primarily in.

You may choose only one category per application, however more than one application may be submitted for a project under multiple categories (for example: one project may be submitted with two applications – one under rural and one under tourism).

Judging Criteria

A panel of experts from across North Carolina will evaluate and select winning projects based on how well the multimodal project:

  • Leverages or spurs other public and private investment beyond the NCDOT investment
  • Boosts economic growth (business, tourism, etc.)
  • Creates long-term jobs
  • Improves public health
  • Enhances the community
  • Contributes to the community or state in other significant ways
9/27/2018 1:58 PM