What is the Multimodal Innovation Challenge?


The N.C. Department of Transportation strives to improve how it does business, works with its partners and enhances customer service.

That’s why the Multimodal Innovation Challenge exists: To assist in driving a culture of innovation within NCDOT, to elevate the level of employee engagement and to find solutions to everyday problems that employees may encounter.

We are looking for creative, innovative suggestions that focus on improving operations in these five divisions:

  • Aviation
  • Bicycle & Pedestrian
  • Ferry
  • Public Transportation
  • Rail

Employee Initiative:

The Multimodal Innovation Challenge is an employee-led initiative overseen by the Innovation Challenge Committee. The group represents all of NCDOT’s modes and will vet the ideas you suggest. The committee members are:

  • Catherine Peele, Ferry
  • Cheryl Collins, Rail
  • Tammy Montanez, Public Transportation
  • Bryan Lopez, Bicycle and Pedestrian
  • Ashley Clowes, Aviation
  • Brooks Braswell, Division 1
  • Julie White, Deputy Secretary of Multi-Modal Transportation

Who Can Participate?


The Multimodal Innovation Challenge is a unique opportunity for all NCDOT employees – regardless of the division they work in – to share their best ideas for making NCDOT’s multimodal divisions more efficient and function smoothly.

For more information, check out answers to some frequently asked questions.


Call for Entries


Submit your ideas between Jan. 9 and March 8, 2019.


Winning Ideas


The Innovation Challenge Committee will review the collection of suggestions and select among the best ones that can be implemented in the five multimodal divisions.

The employee(s) with the top ideas will be rewarded and will have the opportunity to help implement their winning suggestions.


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Topics for Improvement


We want your brainstorming ideas for improving how our bicycle and pedestrian, ferry, aviation, public transportation and rail divisions function – better, safer, faster.

Topics for improvement can include but aren’t limited to:

  • Customer service
  • Employee morale
  • Workplace environment
  • Partnerships
  • Policies
  • Procedures


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