Nominations may be made by any North Carolina town, city, county, 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 Oct. 24, 2018).
Project must combine two or more of the following modes of transportation:
- Public Transportation
A winner plus honorable mentions will be selected in each of these five categories:
* The county in which the project is located determines which of these four categories the project may compete in (this excludes innovation, which is a category open to all projects. To determine which of these categories to select (i.e., rural, urban, suburban, or tourism), refer to this link. If the project is in more than one county, choose the county the project is primarily in.
You may choose only one category per application, however more than one application may be submitted for a project under multiple categories (for example: one project may be submitted with two applications – one under rural and one under tourism).
A panel of experts from across North Carolina will evaluate and select winning projects 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
- Contributes to the community or state in other significant ways