Share Your Ideas

The NJDOT Bureau of Research promotes innovation and problem-solving to enhance the quality and cost effectiveness of the policies, practices, standards and specifications that are used in planning, building, and maintaining New Jersey’s  transportation infrastructure. Here are three ways that the transportation community can come together to create innovative solutions to transportation problems.

Do you have an IDEA?

NJDOT Transportation Research Ideas

Do you have an IDEA for a RESEARCH PROJECT?

NJDOT Bureau of Research is gathering ideas on the NJDOT Transportation Research Ideas website.

NJDOT Bureau of Research staff work with researchers to find solutions to problems that affect safety, mobility, and accessibility of New Jersey’s residents, workers, visitors, and businesses.

Register to Participate. Register here. Then submit a new idea or support ideas already submitted.

Questions about the NJ Transportation Research Ideas website? Email us: or call us: (609) 963-2224.

Build a Better Mousetrap Competition

Do you have an IDEA to IMPROVE YOUR WORK?

A new gadget that improves the quality and safety of a project?

Or a new process that reduces costs and improves efficiency?

Enter New Jersey’s Build a Better Mousetrap Competition.

Who can enter the competition?

Employees of a local or state public agency (municipalities, counties, parks commissions, NJ Department of Transportation, NJ Transit, NJ Motor Vehicle Commission)

For more information, check out the NJLTAP page.


Do you have an INNOVATIVE IDEA that could help improve transportation in New Jersey?

NJ STIC is looking for new technologies and process improvements that will accelerate project delivery and improve the quality of NJ’s transportation network.

Submit an idea by completing the form here.

Find out more about NJ STIC by going to the NJ STIC tab here.