The Davidson County Airport has been awarded the 2022 Mobi Award for most voted project and received Honorable Mention in the Small Urban category at the Mobi Awards ceremony in Raleigh.
The awards were presented by the N.C. Department of Transportation for the state’s best multimodal projects. This represents the first time that a general aviation airport in North Carolina has won this prestigious award.
The winning project was the installation of a Runway 6 Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System, which is the first of its kind in state, crossing a major interstate.
The N.C. Department of Transportation honored communities that developed some of the state’s best multimodal projects at the 2002 awards ceremony.
The NCDOT Mobi Awards, which started in 2019, recognizes transportation projects that improve the economy and enhance the quality of life in North Carolina communities. Projects had to combine the use of at least two transportation modes such as aviation, bicycle, pedestrian, ferry, public transportation, rail and roadway. More than 30 projects competed in this year’s NCDOT Mobi Awards.
“Multimodal projects are an important piece of our transportation present and future,” said state Transportation Secretary Eric Boyette. “We hope that the Mobi Awards will inspire more communities to think creatively about the next great project in transportation.”
NCDOT’s Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation Julie White presented the awards.
Judges selected winners and honorable mentions from the following categories: Rural, Urban, Small Urban, Large Urban and Innovation. There was also a sixth category, Most Voted Project. For the MVP category, all this year’s entries were placed online so the public could vote for the winner. The projects with the most votes won.
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