SPECIAL REPORT:  

Trump Infrastructure: Potential Taxpayer Savings from the Use of Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA)

Incorporating a life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) provision into the Trump infrastructure bill can save taxpayers and state DOTs billions of dollars. Take spending on highway pavements for example (LCCA) evaluates the cost of a pavement over its full lifetime, thereby helping transportation planners and designers make more accurate cost decisions when spending taxpayer dollars on infrastructure. While initial construction cost considerations are important, future maintenance or repair costs can equal more than 50 percent of the total cost of a project.