Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 46-15. Life Cycle Cost Analysis for Management of Highway Assets

The provisions of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) require life cycle and risk-based asset management plans for pavements and bridges. It also encourages the inclusion of other transportation assets to the asset management plan. Some state agencies are using life cycle cost analysis tools. However, for the broader range of assets managed by highway agencies, existing tools can be informal and often lack reliable or consistent research-based inputs and models. The objective of this research project is to develop an inventory of quantitative asset-level or project-level processes or models for predicting the life cycle costs associated with preservation and replacement activities on the full range of highway assets.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Zwhalen, Tanya

  • Start Date: 20140928
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37603

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01543396
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 14 2014 1:00AM