People involved in the transportation industry often find better ways to do their jobs. Whether it’s a new gadget that improves the quality and safety of a project, or an innovative process that reduces costs and improves efficiency, the people on the front lines are often the source of the innovations that become the latest and best practices.
New Jersey's Build a Better Mousetrap Competition provides a great opportunity to share new ideas with others and across the country. We are looking for submissions from employees of local or state public agencies (municipalities, counties, parks commissions, NJ Department of Transportation, NJ Transit) that have developed new solutions to problems or found better ways of doing things. We will gather the best ideas from around the state and judge them using a 5-point rating system. The highest scoring entries will be entered into a Build a Better Mousetrap National competition.
Click the Better Mousetrap Competition for more information including an entry form to share your innovation and get in the game! Due to COVID-19, we have extended the deadline date for submissions to October 1st.
Want to know more about past winners of the New Jersey competition? Check out the videos below!
2018 Winner: Roncovitz Post Pusher and Post Puller, NJDOT Crew 333
2019 Winner: Bridge Fender Navigation Lighting Reflective Backup System, Gerald Oliveto, NJDOT Operations Support and Engineering