|For Immediate Release
November 8, 2010
Caliper Offers Free Freight Analysis Framework (FAF) Version 3 Data
NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS (USA) - The Federal Highway Administration
(FHWA) recently released the latest freight flow data derived from
the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey and other sources. The Freight
Analysis Framework (FAF) Version 3 provides estimates of flows by
tonnage and value by commodity type, mode, origin, and destination.
FAF3 details domestic shipments between 123 U.S. zones and imports
and exports from and to 8 international zones.
FAF integrates data
from a variety of sources to create a comprehensive picture of US
freight movement among states and major metropolitan areas by all
modes of transportation. FAF version 2 (FAF2) provides estimates for
2002 and the most recent year plus forecasts through 2035. FAF
version 3 (FAF3) improves and updates version 2 estimates with data
from the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey and other sources (FHWA,
For your convenience, Caliper Corporation has processed
the FAF version 3 data files to create TransCAD compatible files.
All of these files can be downloaded from the Caliper User Center.
If you are a TransCAD user you may register to obtain the free data
TransCAD has been designed to
facilitate freight demand modeling as well as passenger models.
TransCAD can manage all of your freight data no matter how many
origins, destinations, shipments, or commodities are involved.
TransCAD offers a complete solution for modeling commodity flows and
truck movements. Freight traffic can be easily assigned to the
transportation network and there are also specialized assignment
procedures available for rail waybill assignment.
Caliper Corporation develops state-of-the-art GIS
software: Maptitude Mapping Software,
TransCAD Transportation Planning Software, and TransModeler Traffic
Simulation Software. Caliper software is used by more than 70,000
users in over 70 countries.