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Freight Analysis Framework: Statewide Freight Model

September 15, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Please join the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of Freight Management and Operations for a webinar on the Freight Analysis Framework (FAF).

Leveraging Datasets with the FAF: A Case Study on California’s Statewide Freight Model

September 15, 2015, 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern

To attend the webinar, please click here to register by September 10, 2015**

The webinar will feature speakers from Caltrans and the University of California-Irvine. Speakers will present a case study on how they used FAF data in combination with other datasets to develop and apply a statewide freight model that supports freight analysis and transportation decision-making for the State of California.

This webinar is aimed toward practitioners in State departments of transportation, metropolitan/regional planning organizations, and other agencies who have basic or no knowledge of the FAF but would like to move to the next skill level. This webinar will also provide a useful foundation for more advanced topics covered in future webinars.

The FAF, or Freight Analysis Framework, is a tool developed by FHWA that 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.

Recordings from previous FAF webinars are available here. Feel free to forward this invitation to interested colleagues. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Note about registration: In the new webinar registration system, users without an “ email” address will have to request an account BEFORE THEY CAN REGISTER for the webinar. To request an account, click: Step-by step instructions on how to request an account are available here. The account issuance takes approximately one business day. Once you receive your account information, you can access the registration site by clicking on the registration link and logging in. DOT users do not have to create an account in order to register. They can click on the registration link and use their DOT credentials to access the site.  If you have previously accessed FHWA’s SharePoint for other services, you may be able to use your existing log-in credentials.


Note: All event times are in the local time zone for in-person events and in U.S. Eastern Time for web-based events.