Creative Solutions Award Program

The Connecticut Creative Solutions Award Program was developed by the Connecticut Training and Technical Assistance Center to recognize the initiative and innovative thinking of public agency transportation staff in the development of tools, equipment modifications, and processes that increase safety, reduce cost, improve efficiency, and improve the quality of transportation. 

Entry Form

Each year our winners are added to our “Connecticut Creative Solutions” guide. We hope sharing these innovations will help you identify solutions to challenges you are facing in your agency. To browse through our guide, click on the link: CT Creative Solutions Award Guide.

Build a Better Mousetrap National Competition

The Build a Better Mousetrap Competition's purpose is to collect and disseminate real world examples of best practices, tips from the field and assist in the transfer of technology. Each year, our Creative Solutions winners are entered into this National Competition. 

Every Day Counts (EDC)

Every Day Counts is a State-based model that identifies and rapidly deploys proven, yet underutilized innovations to shorten the project delivery process, enhance roadway safety, reduce traffic congestion, and integrate automation. Proven innovations promoted through EDC facilitate greater efficiency at the State and local levels, saving time, money and resources that can be used to deliver more projects.  Each round contains a selection of innovations chosen by transportation professionals across the country.


Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Round 6   Coming Soon