GoRaleigh received Honorable Mention in the Urban category for Transit Service Expansion (Southeast and Northwest Raleigh, Garner, Knightdale and Rolesville).
During the calendar year 2019, the City of Raleigh and GoRaleigh implemented over $13 Million in new and/or modified services in the southeast and northwest portions of Raleigh as well as extended services to neighboring municipalities (Knightdale, Garner and Rolesville), in an effort to implement the Wake County Transit Plan. This expansion is the largest addition of services in a single period, experienced by the City's transit system in the last decade, combined. Through Wake County’s half cent sales tax, areas throughout Raleigh and the town of Rolesville now have transportation access that otherwise would not be available. The towns of Knightdale and Garner now have localized all-day services that provides access throughout each individual municipality as well as connections to high frequency, 15-minute routes to downtown Raleigh and other regional connections.
What are the Mobi Awards?
The Mobi Awards were developed to raise the profile of multimodal transportation and recognize the positive community impacts multimodal transportation projects have on North Carolina’s economy and quality of life. Entries were judged in five categories – Rural, Urban, Suburban, Tourism, Innovation and a new category this year, Most Voted Project. Except for the Most Voted Project, a distinguished panel of judges selected winners and honorable mentions based on the degree to which projects spurred investment, boosted economic development, created job growth, improved health or had other positive impacts on a community.