The NCDOT Mobi Awards recognizes projects that showcase the important and transformational role that investments in multimodal transportation – such as bicycle, pedestrian, rail, highway, 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 six categories – Urban, Suburban, Rural, Tourism, Innovation and MVP (Most Voted Project).



Eligible nominations were made by North Carolina towns, cities, counties, universities/colleges, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), rural planning organization (RPOs), public transportation systems/authorities, airport authorities or councils of government.

Projects had to 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).

Projects must have combined two or more of the following modes of transportation:

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

Award Categories

A winner plus honorable mentions were chosen in each of these six categories:

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

*The county in which the project is located determined which of these four categories the project competed in (this excludes innovation, which are categories open to all projects). 


Judging Criteria

All projects were entered into a new category this year, Most Voted Project, which allowed the public to vote on a winner and an honorable mention from among the applicants. For the other categories (Rural, Urban, Tourism and Innovation), a panel of experts from across North Carolina evaluated and selected winning projects based on how well the project:

  • Leveraged or spurred other public and private investment beyond the NCDOT investment
  • Boosted economic growth (business, tourism, etc.)
  • Created long-term jobs
  • Improved public health
  • Enhanced the community quality of life
  • Contributed to the community or state in other significant ways


Application deadline: Friday, Jan. 10, 2020

Finalist notification: February 2020. 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 on a first come first served basis. Finalists must be present at the luncheon to win.

Winners announced: Aug. 5, 2020, noon, via YouTube video

2020 Mobi Awards Ceremony Book
N.C. County Classifications
2019 Mobi 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 March 25, 2020. To become a sponsor, please fill out this form.


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