Transit Thursday: Golden Modes

Happy Thursday! It’s that time of year again to celebrate those who use sustainable commute options and exemplify smart commuting in our community with our annual Golden Modes event. Read on to learn how you can nominate!


Every year we recognize individuals, employers & organizations committed to promoting sustainable transportation, improving our environment and reducing traffic. Golden Modes nominations are now open! From now until Friday, August 5th, take a few minutes to nominate an individual or company to let them know their dedication to smart commuting is appreciated – you can even nominate yourself!

Winners will be recognized at the 2016 Golden Modes Award Ceremony in Chapel Hill on November 3rd. Also, next week we have a surprise – we’ve added a new award category but you’ll have to wait to find out details!

Add your nomination here!

Our award categories include:
Commuter Award
Golden Spoke – for bicyclists
Golden Ticket – for transit riders
Golden Sneaker – for walkers/runners
Pool Party Award – for carpoolers/vanpoolers
Multimode innovator – for those using a combination of modes to travel

Employer Commute
Employer Commute Champion – Employer that offers top-tier commuter benefits.
Employer Commute Honors – Employer with most improved commuter benefits over the past year (August 2014 – July 2015).
ETC Honors – Recognize a workplace coordinator who shows a commitment to smart commuting and takes exemplary efforts to encourage employees to do the same.

Community Champion
Community Impact Honors recognize a volunteer group, community organization, individual advocate or community event that has made a meaningful contribution to or impact on improving regional transportation options – whether through partnerships, planning, education or awareness.

A new award category is coming, stay tuned!  Remember, nominations close Friday, August 5th. Hurry and get your nominations in!

Check out Golden Modes past winners here. As always, we will keep you up-to-date with Golden Modes and all things transit on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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