Supporters of Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA)


Statements of Support for the PAID Act Using LCCA:

The American Highway Users Alliance

"The American Highway Users Alliance --which represents the interests of fuel and truck taxpayers -- supports aggressive, systemic action to restore the status of American roads and bridges to that of the finest in the world and manage these assets over their useful lifetime. Users of American roads should be confident that our roads and roadsides are safe, our bridges are strong and long-lasting, and our pavements smooth, durable, and well-preserved. The Highway Users supports federal policy that encourages the States to keep federal taxpayers’ interests in mind by evaluating the short and long-term benefits of various, value engineered construction and materials approaches. However, we agree the States should not be required or encouraged by the federal government to select a particular construction material over another as part of the evaluation process.” -Greg Cohen, President & CEO

American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF)

“The nation’s crumbling infrastructure and increasing financial constraints make it painfully obvious that we need a fresh look at both our existing and future spending with a long-term goal and planning in mind. The PAID Act, which requires the use of life cycle cost analysis for federally funded large projects is a significant step in terms of maximizing the effectiveness of taxpayer dollars. Evidence at the state level on use of LCCA points to significant cost savings. We commend Rep. Stauber for introducing the PAID Act.” -Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber, ACCF Chief Economist

Eno Center for Transportation

“Not enough analysis goes into transportation investment decisions. The emphasis is placed on upfront costs rather than long-term costs and benefits. Both local and federal planners and policymakers can make a difference in the future of this country’s transportation and infrastructure network by implementing economic analyses such as life cycle cost analysis.”  -Robert Puentes, President and CEO

National Concrete Masonry Association

“America’s taxpayers and our communities will benefit when appropriate cost analyses are performed in advance of investing significant resources needed to improve our country’s infrastructure to ensure the best decisions are reached for long-term outcomes.” -Bob Thomas, President

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

“The Boilermakers are proud to represent hard-working men and women in the U.S. cement industry which is a vital component of our nation’s infrastructure needs. We are pleased to support the introduction of legislation that takes into account the life-cycle costs of building materials. When the benefits of long-lasting and durable concrete are taken into account, we believe the market for this valuable material will only be enhanced.” -Cecile Conroy, Government Affairs Director

Read more:

Americans for Tax Reform, Americans for Prosperity, and affiliated groups
Open Letter to Congress on supporting “open competition” in infrastructure projects

Congressional Problem Solvers Caucus 
Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure Report

American Council for Capital Formation 
How to Shape U.S. Infrastructure Policy Report
Op-ed in The Hill

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Maximizing the Value of Investment Using Life Cycle Cost Analysis
ASCE Grand Challenge

Bipartisan Policy Center
Getting Our Money’s Worth: A Life-Cycle Approach to Infrastructure Investment

J. Richard Capka, Retired Brig. Gen. US Army Corps of Engineers, former Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (2006-2008)
Turning an infrastructure plan into a reality

U.S. Government Accountability Office 
Improved Guidance Could Enhance States’ Use of Life-Cycle Cost Analysis in Pavement Selection