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States Innovate!

New Jersey Develops Online TIM Training

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) recently developed a Traffic Incident Management (TIM) training course that is self-guided and available online. According to an NJDOT news release, the agency’s TIM training was previously only held in person, but they expect the online course to make it possible for even more emergency and incident response personnel to have access to this life-saving training. Interactivity is a key feature of the course, which includes videos, simulations, and interactive scenarios to provide participants with practical experiences that mimic real-world situations.

Build a Better Mousetrap 2023 Winners

The Federal Highway Administration recently announced the 2023 recipients of the Build a Better Mousetrap National Recognition Program for Transportation Innovation. Each year, FHWA recognizes and celebrates local government and tribal agencies who pioneer innovations that improve transportation performance. This year’s winners are:

View the 2023 National Entry Booklet for details on this year’s winners and honorable mentions.

2023 Build i Better Mousetrap Video

Watch a video announcement of the 2023 Build a Better Mousetrap winners.

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States Receive Grants to Accelerate Innovation

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently announced $8.8 million in grants for 10 projects in eight States and the District of Columbia to encourage the use of tools that can improve safety on bridges and in work zones. The grants, which can also be used for other innovative transportation technologies, are provided by FHWA’s Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration program.

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Except for the statutes and regulations cited, the contents of this document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the States or the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide information regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.

Recommended Citation: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration - Washington, DC (2023) Innovator Newsletter, November/December 2023, Volume 17 (99). https://doi.org/10.21949/1521764