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PennDOT Innovations Challenge Combats Roadway Litter.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recently announced that students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to participate in the third PennDOT Innovations Challenge. The annual program encourages students to use their problem-solving, creative, and strategic-thinking abilities to solve real-world transportation challenges in a competition among their peers.

This year's Innovations Challenge asks students to look at cost-effective technologies and innovative solutions that can be developed in the next 5 to 10 years to help PennDOT more efficiently, effectively, and safely control litter along roadways. Last year, PennDOT spent nearly $13 million cleaning up roadside litter across Pennsylvania.

Regional Innovations Challenge winners will be invited to compete in Harrisburg for the State championship. This year, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Traffic Safety Services Association and the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful organization are providing a combined total award of $3,000 to be divided among the first-, second-, and third-place statewide winning teams. The deadline for submissions is December 20, 2019.

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Caption: This year's PennDOT Innovation Challenge asks students to find innovative solutions to the problem of litter on roadways

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Title Annotation:ALONG THE ROAD
Publication:Public Roads
Geographic Code:1U2PA
Date:Sep 22, 2019
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