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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 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 Webinar – Please join FHWA for a webinar on the FAF:

"How the FAF Can Help You"
April 10, 2014
1:00-2:15 PM Eastern

During this webinar, FHWA will offer practitioners in State departments of transportation, metropolitan/regional planning organizations, and other agencies an overview of how the FAF can make a difference. FHWA will outline the FAF's main components and give examples of using the FAF for statewide and metropolitan level issues. This webinar is aimed at practitioners with basic or no knowledge of the FAF but who would like to move to the next skill level. This webinar will also provide a foundation for more advanced topics (e.g., using FAF for statewide freight planning) that will be covered in future webinars.

To attend the webinar, please select here to register by April 7.

Please notify FAF@dot.gov if you register but are later unable to attend.

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:

Beginning in spring 2014, FHWA will offer a quarterly FAF webinar series to share information on the FAF with practitioners, including examples of innovative FAF applications. More details on this series will be posted here soon.

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 2011 Provisional Data in zipped Microsoft Access format [faf3_4_access03.zip 339MB]
    • FAF3 Regional Data base for 2007 with forecasts through 2040 in zipped CSV format [faf3_4.zip 146MB]
    • FAF3 Provisional Annual Data for 2011 in zipped CSV format [faf3_4_prov2011.zip 23MB]
  • 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, 2011 Provisional Data, and Reprocessed State Annual Data for 1997 and 2002 in zipped Microsoft Access format [faf3_4_access03state.zip 141MB]
    • FAF3 State Database for 2007 with forecasts through 2040 in zipped CSV format [faf3_4_state.zip 52MB]
    • FAF3 State Provisional Annual Data for 2011 in zipped CSV format [faf3_4_prov2011state.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

Peter Bang
202-366-2317
Peter.Bang@dot.gov

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