Freight Analysis Framework
The Freight Analysis Framework (FAF), produced through a partnership between Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 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. Starting with data from the 2012 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) and international trade data from the Census Bureau, FAF incorporates data from agriculture, extraction, utility, construction, service, and other sectors.
The FAF version 4 (FAF4) baseline edition provides estimates for tonnage and value by regions of origin and destination, commodity type, and mode for 2012, the most recent CFS year. Data are available through the Data Extraction Tool, for download as a complete database, as well as summary files.
Throughout 2016, releases of additional FAF4 products will provide forecasts through 2045; state-to-state flows for 1997, 2002, and 2007; truck flows assigned to the highway network for 2012 and 2045; and domestic ton-miles and distance bands.
Data Extraction Tool
The Data Extraction Tool (DET) allows users to create and download customized FAF4 summary tables:
Schedule of Releases
FAF4 Users Guide: coming soon
FAF Quarterly Webinar
Please join BTS and the FHWA's Office of Freight Management and Operations for periodic webinars on FAF. The date of the next webinar is upcoming.
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 Summary Statistics and Products
FAF3 Network Data
For questions regarding FAF contact us at FAF@dot.gov.
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United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration