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Freight Analysis Framework

The Freight Analysis Framework (FAF) integrates data from a variety of sources to create a comprehensive picture of freight movement among states and major metropolitan areas by all modes of transportation. With data from the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey and additional sources, FAF version 3 (FAF3) provides estimates for tonnage, value, and domestic ton-miles by region of origin and destination, commodity type, and mode for 2007, the most recent year, and forecasts through 2040. Also included are state-to-state flows for these years plus 1997 and 2002, summary statistics, and flows by truck assigned to the highway network for 2007 and 2040.

The 2013 Freight Facts and Figures (HTML, PDF 5.8MB) is now available.

FAF Quarterly Webinar

Please join the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Freight Management and Operations for a webinar on the Freight Analysis Framework (FAF).

Upcoming Webinar
Date & Time Topic Description of Topic
September 15, 2015
1:00-2:30 PM Eastern
Leveraging Datasets with the FAF: A Case Study on California’s Statewide Freight Model ** The webinar will feature speakers from Caltrans and the University of California-Irvine. Speakers will present a case study on how they used FAF data with other datasets to develop and apply a statewide freight model that supports transportation decision-making for the State of California. This webinar is aimed toward practitioners in State departments of transportation, metropolitan/regional planning organizations, and other agencies who have basic or no knowledge of the FAF but would like to move to the next skill level. This webinar will also provide a foundation for more advanced topics covered in future webinars.

In the new External SharePoint System, EXTERNAL users (those without a @dot.gov email address) will have to request an account BEFORE THEY CAN REGISTER. To request an account, click: https://collaboration.fhwa.dot.gov/FBA/Register.aspx. Step-by step instructions on how to request an account are available here. The account issuance takes approximately one business day. Once you receive your account information, you can access the registration site by clicking on the registration link and logging in. DOT users do not have to create an account in order to register. They can click on the registration link and use their DOT credentials to access the site.

Please email FAF@dot.gov with any questions. We hope you will be able to participate!

Archived Webinars

Archived FAF Listening Sessions – FHWA offered two listening sessions in December 2013 and January 2014 to obtain feedback on the next generation of the FAF. Recordings of these sessions are available from the links below:

FAF3 Origin-Destination Data

  • FAF Data Tabulation Tool – Create and download customized FAF3 summary tables
  • Regional Database of tonnage, value, and domestic ton-miles by FAF region of origin and destination, commodity type, and mode for 2007 through 2040
    • FAF3 Regional Database for 2007 with forecasts through 2040, and 2012 Provisional Data in zipped Microsoft Access format [faf3_5_access03.zip 233MB]
    • FAF3 Regional Data base for 2007 with forecasts through 2040 in zipped CSV format [faf3_5.zip 144MB]
    • FAF3 Provisional Annual Data for 2012 in zipped CSV format [faf3_5_prov2012.zip 24MB]
  • State Database of tonnage, value, and domestic ton-miles by state of origin and destination, commodity type, and mode for 1997 through 2040. Note: 1997 and 2002 have been reprocessed using FAF3 methodology with original source data.
    • FAF3 State Database for 2007 with forecasts through 2040, 2012 Provisional Data, and Reprocessed State Annual Data for 1997 and 2002 in zipped Microsoft Access format [faf3_5_access03state.zip 119MB]
    • FAF3 State Database for 2007 with forecasts through 2040 in zipped CSV format [faf3_5_state.zip 179MB]
    • FAF3 State Provisional Annual Data for 2012 in zipped CSV format [faf3_5_prov2012state.zip 9MB]
    • FAF3 Reprocessed State Annual Data for 1997 in zipped CSV format [faf3_3_1997_state.zip 10MB]
    • FAF3 Reprocessed State Annual Data for 2002 in zipped CSV format [faf3_3_2002_state.zip 7MB]

FAF3 Summary Statistics and Products

FAF3 Network Data

FAF3 Documentation

Related Information

Staff Contact

Ed Strocko
202-366-2997
FAF@dot.gov

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