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Build a Better Mousetrap

Have you or one of your co-workers recently built an innovative gadget or developed an improved way to do a job?  Well, now is the time to show off your creativity.  The Technology Transfer Program (T2) at the Kentucky Transportation Center is participating in the 2019 Build a Better Mousetrap National Competition sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration’s Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) and Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) centers.


The Build a Better Mousetrap National Competition’s purpose is to collect and distribute real world examples of best practices, tips from the field, and assist in the transfer of technology for local and county transportation workers and other LTAP/TTAP clients.


We are looking for projects that you, your employees or crew designed and built.  Projects can be anything from the development of tools, equipment modification, and/or processes that increase safety, reduce cost, improve efficiency, and improve the quality of transportation.


Judging criteria will be based on a five point scale used at both the state and national levels:
• Cost
• Savings/Benefits to the Community
• Ingenuity
• Ease of Transference to Others
• Effectiveness


Submit entries to us at the Kentucky LTAP Center, where an independent panel of judges will pick a state winner.  State winners will be announced at the annual Roads Scholar/Road Master graduation. 


Build a Better Mousetrap Entry Form


The deadline to submit your entry is June 1, 2019.


Good luck!


2015 Build a Better Mousetrap National Entry Booklet

2014 Build a Better Mousetrap National Entry Booklet

2013 Build a Better Mousetrap National Entry Booklet

2012 Build a Better Mousetrap National Entry Booklet