Cost Analysis Rubber-Modified Asphalt – A Reality-Based Look Author(s): Forrester, David L. Origin: Industry Date: May, 1993 Categories: Cost Key Words: Rubber Modified Asphalt Summary: The purpose of this paper is to provide clarity on the true costs and true benefits of Rubber-Modified Asphalt (RMA). To do this, three things will need to be examined: 1. The history of and costs associated with tire disposal; 2. Alternative (disposal, incineration, etc.) uses of scrap tires; 3. Realistic costs and realistic “value added” of RMA, based on data accumulated where there is significant history.