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