2018 You Show Us Contest

Location: Colorado

Be rewarded for your innovative projects.
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Submit Your Entry Today!
All entries must be received by September 1, 2018

Show us what you've designed.
Colorado LTAP is pleased to announce the 2018 “You Show Us” contest! In its 23rd year, the concept began in 1994 with the FHWA “Show Us How” contest. Also known around the country as the “Build a Better Mousetrap” competition.

Win a travel stipend!

Visit Mt. Rushmore - CO LTAP will sponsor two employees to represent their state winning project at the regional LTAP Local Road Advisors’ Conference. The state and regional awards are presented at this conference, held in Rapid City, South Dakota, third week in October each year.

See You in SD - October 17-18, 2018

We want to know what creative things you're doing

We are aware that in many instances there are not enough transportation dollars available to maintain our transportation systems to the desired level of service. This is particularly true when it comes to local government programs. The costs for repairs and improvements are increasing while available finances, at least the real value, are actually decreasing.

Solving these problems requires efficient use of existing funds and materials, along with the application of cost-reducing and innovative techniques. Today’s problems are not easily solved with yesterday’s solutions!

What is the best idea or invention implemented at your agency?

The “You Show Us” contest is a profitable way to share your innovative ideas with others that may benefit from your concept. This is your opportunity to showcase something that has worked and of which you are proud. This is a great way for you, your crews, and your department to get some well earned recognition for your efforts.

In prior contests, entries have been related to cost savings, safety improvements, and operational efficiencies. State winning entries will be submitted to compete in the LTAP Regional YSU contest and FHWA's National local agency "Build a Better Mousetrap" Competition. National competition entries will be evaluated within ONE of the following categories:

  • Maintenance Tools and Methods
  • Facilities Improvements
  • Inspection and Data Collection
  • Asset Management Techniques

Share your innovation with your counterparts across Colorado - and the nation!

We are glad to help you put your entry together. Contact us for more info.