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Build a Better Mousetrap

The Build a Better Mousetrap Competitionís purpose is to collect and disseminate real world examples of best practices, tips from the field, and assist in the transfer of technology. The competition is a fantastic way for innovative ideas to be exchanged with others that may benefit from different concepts and perspectives. It is also a great way for local and county transportation workers and other LTAP/TTAP clients to get some well earned recognition for their hard work.

If you are interested in holding a Build a Better Mousetrap Competition at your Center please download the comprehensive planning guide we created for you below. Centers that hold competitions can enter their winner into the Build a Better Mousetrap: National Competition; the winner of the national competition is announced at the LTAP/TTAP national conference. All entries submitted at a Center and at a national level will be included in the annual electronic booklet.

For any questions regarding the Build a Better Mousetrap program please contact Susan Monahan at 202.289.4434 or . All submissions to the annual national competition will be available in an electronic booklet through the LTAP/TTAP website and the LTAP/TTAP resource database.

National Entry Booklet 2009

Download the 2009 National Entry Booklet (PDF 5,079K)

The National Entry Booklet is a compilation of all the entries from the FHWA LTAP/TTAP 2009 Build a Better Mousetrap: National Competition, representing LTAP/TTAP Centers from around the country.

Build a Better Mousetrap: A Comprehensive Planning Guide

Download the Comprehensive Planning Guide (WORD 4,196K)

The Comprehensive Planning Guide has been created to make planning your own Build a Better Mousetrap Competition as easy as possible. It includes a step by step checklist, emails for you to copy and paste, and so much more!

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