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PennDOT Innovations Challenge


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced its fifth annual PennDOT Innovations Challenge, which encourages students to use their problem-solving, creative, and strategic-thinking abilities to solve real-world transportation challenges in a competition among their peers. The Innovations Challenge is open to all students in grades 9-12, regardless of their school’s learning model.

Taking Pennsylvania’s diverse demographics into consideration, this year’s Innovations Challenge asks students to develop a comprehensive and cost-effective public engagement strategy, beyond the current public engagement procedures (outlined in Publication 295) that uses innovative technologies and tools that PennDOT can implement to more effectively engage and connect with all age groups during the transportation planning and project development process.  

For complete Innovations Challenge details, visit and scroll down to select the blue Innovations Challenge tile box. The submission deadline is Dec. 17, 2021.

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