Reminder: PennDOT Seeking Submissions for ‘Build a Better Mousetrap’ Award

The state Department of Transportation and PSATS are accepting submissions for Pennsylvania municipalities for the annual Build a Better Mousetrap competition until March 1. The award is for solutions that employees have designed, built, or adapted that innovated maintenance, equipment, or processes to better serve Pennsylvania travelers.  

Submissions can be anything from the development or modification of tools and equipment to processes that increase safety, reduce costs, or improve the efficiency or quality of transportation. Past winners have included a widener repurpose from a berming machine, a specialized storage rack for spreaders, and a high-pressure undercarriage sprayer. 

Participant forms can be found on the LTAP website. Questions about the competition can be directed to Karen Atkinson at (717) 763-0930, ext.156, or by email at

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