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Build a Better Mousetrap National Competition

February 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each year, FHWA recognizes and celebrates local government and tribal agencies who pioneer innovations that improve transportation performance. This webinar will spotlight three 2023 Build a Better Mousetrap honorable mention awardees.

Rolette County Highway Department, ND: “Hydraulic Side Disc to Improve Safety” – a device that cuts and chops vegetation to more efficiently move gravel back onto roadways, saving time and money, as well as improving safety on gravel roads. Presenters: Leanna Emmer, Oscar Haas, and Mark Davis

Bedford, NH: “Vehicle Work Order System” – a digital tracking system utilizing Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer (ChatGPT) artificial intelligence (AI), resulting in better data management practices and an improved government vehicle work order system. Presenter: Brandon Boisvert

City of Arlington, TX: “Equitable Street Solutions for Pedestrians and Bicyclists” – a LiDAR-based system at intersections that improves safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, reduces traffic control delays, and improves the ability to identify potential crashes. Presenter: Chris Funches and Dr. Taylor Li.

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Meeting ID: 161 791 3419 Passcode: 713008

If you have any questions about this upcoming webinar, please contact Trinette Ballard, Program Manager with FHWA’s Local Aid Support team. For more information on Build a Better Mousetrap, visit the Local Aid Support’s website.  Click here to see the 2023 winners. If you have an innovation you would like to submit for the 2024 Build a Better Mousetrap, contact your State’s Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) center.

This training is not being hosted by the Florida LTAP Center.  For details about this training, please contact the event organizer directly.


February 15
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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