Awards highlight the role of multimodal investments in creating vibrant, healthy, connected communities
RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation wants to honor North Carolina towns, cities and counties that have completed multimodal transportation projects that spurred economic development, created jobs, improved public health and enhanced communities.
Starting today, the department is seeking entries for the first annual NCDOT Mobi Awards (“Mobility”). The Mobi Awards will showcase the important role that investments in aviation, bike and pedestrian facilities, ferries, public transportation, roadways and rail play in creating healthy, vibrant communities and sparking economic development.
“The goal of the NCDOT Mobi Awards is to raise the profile of multimodal projects and the transformational impact they can have on communities,” said N.C. Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation Julie White. “These awards will honor the vision and hard work that has gone into developing local projects that have changed the landscape of communities for the better by tapping into multimodal transportation investments.”
Entries should describe a transportation project that was completed within the last five years. Projects must combine two or more of the following modes of transportation: transit, bicycle/pedestrian, rail, aviation, ferry or roadway.
A panel of judges from across the state will select winners. Selections will be based on a project’s success at leveraging private investment, spurring economic development, creating jobs, improving health and benefiting the community.
Top multimodal projects will be awarded in five categories: Urban, Suburban, Rural, Tourism, and Innovation.
Those interested in nominating a project can visit the website to learn more and access the application. Nominations can be made by any North Carolina town, city, county, metropolitan planning organization (MPO) or rural planning organization (RPO), public transportation system or authority, airports authority, or council of government. Submissions are being accepted starting today and end Jan. 22, 2019.
Plans are to announce first place winners in each of the five categories during a luncheon on April 3, 2019. The luncheon will be hosted by the NCDOT and co-hosted by its partners Women Transportation Seminars, the N.C. State University Institute for Transportation Research and Education, and NC Go!