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Build a Better Mousetrap

2023 National Winners

Thursday, October 19, 2023
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
ZoomGov Meeting

Build a Better Mousetrap celebrates innovative solutions for challenges that local and tribal transportation workers encounter. These innovations can range from the development of tools and equipment modifications to the implementation of new processes that increase safety, reduce cost, and improve efficiency of our transportation system.

  • Innovative Project Award – “The Mobile Unit Sensing Traffic (MUST) Device” – a device specifically designed to monitor traffic, detect dangerous events, and provide real-time warning messages to users along rural roads.

    Presenter: HollyAnna Littlebull, formerly Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. Associate Director of the Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) Center, University of Washington

  • Bold Steps Award – “Route 71 over Shark River Road Diet” – a road diet project that preserves an old historic bridge while improving safety and saving money.

    Presenter: Gerald Oliveto, New Jersey Department of Transportation

  • Smart Transformation Award – “Solar-powered Remote Cameras” – providing more accurate and immediate information on road conditions that assists with emergency response while requiring less maintenance.

    Presenter: Matthew Beyer, St. Louis County, Minnesota, Public Works Department

  • Pioneer Award – “Safe Sightings of Signs and Signals (SSOSS) Software” – an automated process for identifying and addressing obstructed traffic signals saving time and money while increasing data accuracy.

    Presenter: Matthew Redmond, City of Walnut Creek, California

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