Employees often create innovative solutions to everyday problems or develop alternative ways of doing things in their workplace to improve safety and efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance the quality of transportation. The NJ Build a Better Mousetrap (BABM) Competition seeks entries from employees of local and state public agencies who have created and successfully implemented innovative solutions.

Our 2021 BABM state agency award was given to Marc Franco from NJ TRANSIT. His innovation, the Tire Centerline Bracket, provides a simple means for finding the centerline of the tire when installing the air-operated snow chain systems on the fleet of buses. Our local agency award was given to Art Villano from Montgomery Township who devised a more efficient means to haul all needed equipment and materials to work sites to conduct inlet repairs.

Our 2022 BABM Competition has been launched with a deadline of May 1st, 2022. Read more about the 2021 BABM winners and see our last competition video announcement.