Welcome to the Inaugural Launch of The NCDOT 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.

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 five categories – Urban, Suburban, Rural, Tourism and Innovation – and honored at an awards luncheon hosted by NCDOT and co-hosted byNC 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 in Raleigh on April 3, 2019. 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: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.


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 Jan. 22, 2019).

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 (rural, urban, suburban or tourism), refer to this link. If the project is in more than one county, choose the county where the project primarily resides.

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 innovation).

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

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


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.


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