LANHAM, MD -- The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) has released a new version of the software program LCCAExpress for life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) of pavements. Version 2.0 of LCCAExpress is geared to less-complex projects. It is quick, easy to use, and unbiased. The software is available as a free download at www.AsphaltRoads.org.
Like its predecessor programs, LCCAExpress 2.0 still uses the principles recommended by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to compare the economics of alternative designs for a given road project. It is a simplified version of the APA's original LCCA software. Both LCCA and LCCAExpress are available as free downloads at www.AsphaltRoads.org. The Web site at www.AsphaltRoads.org also has a wealth of additional resources on topics including Perpetual Pavements, policy considerations, and environmental sustainability.