The Freight Analysis Framework (FAF), produced through a partnership between BTS and 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.
FAF version 4 (FAF4) provides estimates for tonnage and value by regions of origin and destination, commodity type, and mode. Data are available for the base year of 2012, the recent years of 2013-2015, and forecasts from 2020 through 2045 in 5-year intervals. Data may be accessed through the Data Extraction Tool, downloaded as a complete database, or in summary files.
Throughout 2016, releases of additional FAF4 products will provide state-to-state flows for previous base years 1997, 2002, and 2007; truck flows assigned to the highway network for 2012 and 2045; and domestic ton-miles and distance bands.
Data Tabulation Tool
The Data Tabulation Tool allows users to create and download customized FAF4 summary tables.
Regional Database of tonnage and value by FAF region of origin and destination, commodity type, and mode. Data are also available for optimistic (“high”) and pessimistic (“low”) growth scenarios.
State Database of tonnage and value by state of origin and destination, commodity type, and mode. Data are also available for optimistic (“high”) and pessimistic (“low”) growth scenarios.
Schedule of Releases
Version 4.2 (Summer 2016)
FAF4 Users Guide
FAF4 Documentation: coming soon
FAF Quarterly Webinar
Please join BTS and the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Freight Management and Operations for periodic webinars on FAF. The date of the next webinar is upcoming.
FAF3 data and documentation are archived here.
Information on FAF1 and FAF2 available upon request from email@example.com.