Freight Analysis Framework Version 4 (FAF4)
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Freight Analysis Framework Version 4

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 1997, 2002, and 2007; truck flows assigned to the highway network for 2012 and 2045; and domestic ton-miles and distance bands.

FAF4 Origin-Destination Data

  • FAF Data Tabulation Tool - 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.
    • FAF4 Regional Database for 2012-2015 and forecasts up to 2045 in zipped Microsoft Access format (mid-range estimates only) [FAF4.1_access.zip 76MB]
    • FAF4 Regional Database for 2012-2015 and forecasts up to 2045 in zipped Microsoft Access format (including high and low estimates) [FAF4.1_access_HiLoForecasts.zip 155MB]
    • FAF4 Regional Database for 2012-2015 and forecasts up to 2045 in zipped CSV format (mid-range estimates only) [FAF4.1.zip 70MB]
    • FAF4 Regional Database for 2012-2015 and forecasts up to 2045 in zipped CSV format (including high and low estimates) [FAF4.1_HiLoForecasts.zip 145MB]
  • 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.
    • FAF4 State Database for 2012-2015 and forecasts up to 2045 in zipped Microsoft Access format (mid-range estimates only) [FAF4.1_access_State.zip 27MB]
    • FAF4 State Database for 2012-2015 and forecasts up to 2045 in zipped Microsoft Access format (including high and low estimates) [FAF4.1_access_State_HiLoForecasts.zip 56MB]
    • FAF4 State Database for 2012-2015 and forecasts up to 2045 in zipped CSV format (mid-range estimates only) [FAF4.1_State.zip 26MB]
    • FAF4 State Database for 2012-2015 and forecasts up to 2045 in zipped CSV format (including high and low estimates) [FAF4.1_State_HiLoForecasts.zip 53MB]

FAF4 Summary Statistics and Products

FAF4 Documentation

Staff Contact

Chester Ford
202-366-5147
chester.ford@dot.gov

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