Build a Better Mousetrap


Are you interested in showcasing your innovative solutions to transportation problems?

The Florida Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Center at the University of South Florida (USF) is hosting the Florida Build A Better Mousetrap (BABM) competition, which awards the winners in the Florida competition based on cost and savings, benefits to the community and the environment, transferability, ingenuity, and effectiveness.

To enter, complete a web form with contact details, a write-up, and a photo or video. From these entries, the Florida LTAP will select winners from each of the following four categories: Innovative Project, SMART Transformation, Bold Steps, and Pioneer. The winners from the Florida competition will be announced in the Florida LTAP summer newsletter and on social media, along with other recognition.

Take advantage of this opportunity to gain recognition and prizes and receive state and national exposure for your creative work.

Winning entries from the Florida competition will be submitted to the national competition, which will recognize innovations among other states’ local agencies and tribal submissions to compete for prizes and national recognition at the annual LTAP/TTAP national conference. Florida’s own Seminole County was the national winner of the Smart Transformation Award in 2021. For more information, please download the 2024 Build a Better Mousetrap National Competition Guidelines.

***Nomination Deadline***

Applications Are Due By May 17, 2024

For more information about the national Build a Better Mousetrap competition, please click here.

Winning entries from the 2023 National Competition. (Booklet / Video)

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Florida LTAP at