BCA Models and Tools

The following models are fully functional as of 2018

Specific Infrastructure BCA Tools that are publicly available and free

Primary Use

Tool

Mode / Infrastructure

Benefit Types

Format

Version

Last Update

Capital Projects

Cal-B/C,
Cal-BC AT,
Cal-B/C PnR

H, T, N, R,

T,C, S, E, ITS

Spreadsheet

          6.2

2017

BCA.Net

H, T

T,C, S, E

Web-based tool

          2.0

2011

TREDIS MBCA

H, T, R, A, W, N

T,C, S, E, R

Web-based tool

          5.0

2018

Operations

TOPS-BC

H

ITS, S, M, R,

Spreadsheet

          3.0

2018

Asset Management

HERS-ST

H

T,C, S, E, R

Downloaded Software

          5.0

2013

CREAT

N/A*

RA, EL

Web-based

          3.0

2016

Hazard Mitigation

BCA Toolkit

N/A**

RA, EL

Downloaded Software

 5.3.0

2017

 

Key for Type of Infrastructure

H

Highway

T

Transit

R

Freight & Passenger Rail

A

Aviation

W

Water

N

Non-Motorized (Bike/Ped)

C

Custom Modes

*

Drinking water, wastewater

**

Hazard mitigation for natural events

 

Key for Types of Benefit

T

Time

C

(user) Cost

S

Safety

E

Emissions

R

Reliability

ITS

Intelligent Transportation Systems

S

Signalization/Meters

M

Managed Lanes

RA

Risk Assessment

EL

Economic Loss

TL

Truck Only Lanes

 

Sources for More Information

Tool

Source

Cal-B/C, Cal-BC AT,
Cal-B/C PnR

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/offices/eab/LCBC_Analysis_Model.html

BCA.Net

http://hwbca.net/

TREDIS MBCA

http://tredis.com/trial

TOPS-BC

http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/plan4ops/topsbctool/

HERS-ST

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/asstmgmt/hersindex.cfm

CREAT

https://www.epa.gov/crwu/build-resilience-your-utility

BCA Toolkit

https://www.fema.gov/benefit-cost-analysis

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