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Title DOT Tool Serves as Guide for Freight Investment Planning
Date Posted 11/2/2015
Description The Freight Analysis Framework (FAF) is considered the most comprehensive and widely used freight transportation data source in the United States. Every 5 years, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) update the FAF based on numbers from BTS' Commodity Flow Survey. The new FAF includes 2012 dollar value and tonnage of freight shipments by mode of transport: truck, rail, water, air and pipeline.

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