Build a Better Mousetrap Competition

Have you or one of your co-workers recently built an innovative gadget or developed an improved way to do a job?  Well, now is the time to show off a project your agency is proud of in the Delaware Build a Better Mousetrap Competition!

The Delaware T2/LTAP Center is looking for transportation-related projects that you, your employees, or crew designed and built; it can be anything from the development of tools, equipment modifications, and/or processes that increase safety, reduce cost, improve efficiency, and improve the quality of transportation.  Need some examples?  Go here for the links to the 2009 through 2015 national competition results; you’ll see descriptions and photos of entries from across the nation; not just the winners.

Submit entries to us here at the Delaware T2/LTAP Center, where we will pick a state winner.  First prize will receive two Delaware MUTCD-compliant Stop/Slow paddles for flaggers.

The winning entry from Delaware will be automatically submitted into a national competition where both you and we here at the Center will compete for prizes, and more importantly, bragging rights!  Winners will be announced at the annual LTAP/TTAP National Conference in New Orleans (July 2018).  All entries will be posted on the LTAP/TTAP program website and compiled into an electronic booklet that will be distributed nationwide.

To enter please complete the Entry Form and return it to us.  Please feel free to email the form to Sandra Wolfe (, fax it at 302.831.0674, or to mail it in at:

Sandra Wolfe
Delaware T2 Center
360 DuPont Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware 19716

Sometimes, the application alone won’t tell the story very well, so photographs are encouraged and you can even get crazy with a short video clip that shows what you created, narrated a bit to add some color to it.

Don’t be shy – we know there have been some great innovations in Delaware and we look forward to reviewing all of your fantastic entries!

Questions?  Give us a call or email us.