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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 extended to Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.

 

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
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Timeline


Application deadline: Friday, Jan. 10, 2020

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

  
The Mobi Awards 2020 Online Application
N.C. County Classifications
Photo Release
2019 Mobi Winners
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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.

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Sponsorship Opportunities


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

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

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