ITS America Letter Supporting the 5.9 GHz Spectrum Band for Public Safety Transportation Communications Prepared for House FCC Oversight Hearing

“In anticipation of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee upcoming hearing entitled “Accountability and Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission,” the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (“ITS America”) writes to underscore that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) embraced the use of spectrum in the 5.9 GHz band to promote the development of technology that saves lives and improves the safety of roadways. It is time to move past the regulatory uncertainty that has hung like a cloud for the past six years and provide automakers and road operators the environment they need to make our roads safer and save lives. It is time to accelerate the deployment of Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) safety transportation communications technologies.”