• The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Mobi Awards recognize multimodal projects that play an important role in creating vibrant communities in North Carolina. 

    Multimodal projects serve at least two modes of transportation such as rail, aviation, bicycle, pedestrian, highways, public transportation and ferries. Examples include greenways, streetscape projects, and bridges with walking paths.    

    Multimodal projects are important to North Carolina’s future because they connect people to places, provide alternative modes of travel and make the state more accessible, attractive and competitive. 

    The NCDOT Mobi Awards support the N.C. Department of Transportation's mission to leverage the state's transportation infrastructure and ensure a strong economy for future generations.​
  • 2022 Mobi Awards

    ​NCDOT is inviting all local jurisdictions or government entities to enter the third NCDOT Mobi Awards contest by applying using our submittable form. See award categories below.

    A panel of judges will select three finalists in each of the five categories (Rural, Small Urban, Urban, Large Urban and Innovation) and the public will be given an opportunity to select one winner for the sixth category, Most Valued/Voted Project. In the judged categories, finalists will be selected based on several criteria, including how the project has affected growth, addressed equity and diversity, demonstrated innovative problem solving, leveraged public or private investments, and improved the quality of life in the community and the region.

  • Award Categories

    • Rural: The smallest communities including the smaller counties with population under 10,000.*
    • Small Urban: Small-to-medium communities or counties with population between 10,000 and 50,000.*
    • Urban: Medium-to-large communities or counties with population between 50,000 and 100,000.*
    • Large Urban: Large communities with population above 100,000.*
    • Innovation: All projects will be entered into this category. The project that wins is the one that the judges determine took the most innovative approach to planning programming or implementation of the facility or service.
    • MVP (Most Voted Project): The public has an opportunity to vote on the project they think is the most valuable to a community. All projects are automatically entered through the application process. Applicants are encouraged to post links to their projects on their community’s social media channels and list serves, so people will know how to vote for a project. The project with the most votes wins.

    *For these categories, the community should be selected based on where the project has the greatest impact or is largely located.  Find out which category​ your community is in, based on Census data.

    Eligibility Criteria

    To be eligible, nominations must come from North Carolina towns, cities, counties, universities/colleges, metropolitan planning organizations, rural planning organization, public transportation systems or transit authorities, airport authorities or councils of government.

    Projects should already be constructed and put into operation (or service must have started). Projects entered for the first time this year must have been completed between Jan. 1, 2017, and the application deadline of Feb. 4, 2022. However, participants with projects entered in previous Mobi Award competitions (2019 and 2020) that did not win are eligible to re-enter this year’s competition.

    Applications will be accepted from Jan. 10-Feb. 4, 2022.

    To be eligible, projects must have combined two or more of the following modes of transportation:​
    • Aviation
    • Bicycle/Pedestrian
    • Ferry
    • Public Transportation
    • Rail
    • Roadway
  • Timeline

    Application accepted: Jan. 10-Feb. 4, 2022. Apply here.

    Finalist notification: March 2022. The contact person listed for the selected projects in each category will be notified. Two free tickets to the awards luncheon will be provided for each finalist. The winners will be announced at the luncheon. Additional tickets will be available for purchase.

    Winners announced: Noon May 4, 2022, during a luncheon at the Raleigh Marriott City Center, 500 Fayetteville St.

    About the judges: Judges selected for the contest are esteemed leaders in North Carolina with expertise in transportation, business and economics. The judge’s names will be revealed and contributions will be honored at the awards luncheon May 4.

2020 Mobi Awards Winners
2020 Mobi Awards Ceremony Video
2020 Mobi Awards Ceremony Book
2019 Mobi Award Winners

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.

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    Sponsorship opportunities are now available until April 29, 2022. To become a sponsor, please fill out this form.

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