Congratulations to The 2019 Mobi Award Winners!

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 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)

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