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PennDOT Innovations Challenge


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are inviting high school students in grades 9-12 to compete in the third PennDOT Innovations Challenge. The challenge encourages students to use their problem-solving, creative and strategic-thinking abilities to solve real-world transportation challenges.

This year’s Innovations Challenge asks students to look at cost-effective technologies and innovative solutions, aside from laws, programs, and educational campaigns, that can be developed in the next five to 10 years to help PennDOT more efficiently, effectively, and safely control litter along roadways.

Through the PennDOT Innovations Challenge, regional winners will be selected and invited to compete in Harrisburg for the state championship next April. For this year’s challenge, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) and the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB) organization are providing a combined total award of $3,000 to be divided among the first, second and third place statewide winning teams.

For complete PennDOT Innovations Challenge information, including a media center and the online submission form, visit Scroll down and select the blue “Innovations Challenge” box.

Please share this information with all faculty members and encourage all eligible students within your school to participate. The deadline for submissions is December 20, 2019.

 For questions or more information, email PennDOT’s Bureau of Innovations at

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