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Have an Inventor on Your Road Crew? Show Off Your Innovation Skills in Annual Better Mousetrap Competition

Wednesday December 13th, 2017
Has one of your township employees recently built an innovative gadget or come up with a better way to do a particular job? If so, now is the time to show it off by entering the 2018 Build a Better Mousetrap Competition.
PennDOT is looking for projects that municipal employees or road crews designed and built. It can be anything from the development of tools and equipment modifications to processes that increase safety, reduce costs, or improve efficiency or the quality of transportation.
If you have a project that qualifies, submit your entry by March 9, 2018. PennDOT will choose a state winner in March and announce it at the annual conference of the winner’s respective municipal association. Entries will be judged by a committee of municipal road employees on cost savings/benefits to the community, ingenuity, transferability to others, and effectiveness. 
LTAP will submit the winning entry into a regional and national competition for prizes and, of course, bragging rights. Winners of the national competition will be announced at the annual LTAP/TTAP national conference this summer. All entries at the national level will be posted on the LTAP/TTAP website and compiled into an electronic booklet.
Download an entry form for the 2018 Build a Better Mousetrap Competition at (click on “News Items”). Return it by March 9 to PennDOT-LTAP, c/o PSATS, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA 17025 or email it to
For more information, call Karen Atkinson at PSATS at (717) 763-0930, ext. 156.