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 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) – The Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) from Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) program of FHWA is soliciting research proposals for innovative freight travel demand modeling and freight data development. Topics 3 and 4 of the announcement detail the research outlines. This research output will promote the future developments of FHWA's FAF and regional freight studies and modeling practices.
The research proposals submitted in the EAR program could lead to projects that encourage transformational changes and truly revolutionary advances in highway engineering and intermodal surface transportation in the United States. This program supports scientific investigations and studies that advance the current knowledge and state-of-the-art in the sciences and technologies employed in the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and management of the nation's highways. The BAA is available at the link below:
FAF Quarterly Webinar – Please join FHWA for the Quarterly Webinar on the FAF
FHWA is offering a quarterly webinar series to share information on the FAF with practitioners, including examples of innovative FAF applications. Details on upcoming webinars will be posted here soon.
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
FAF3 Summary Statistics and Products
FAF3 Network Data
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