ITS America’s Reply Comments to the FCC – Use of the 5.850-5.925 GHz Band

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (“ITS America”) hereby respectfully submits its Reply to Comments regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) in ET Docket No. 19-138, as captioned above. As evidenced by the Comments, an immense coalition of public and private sector transportation safety experts opposes the Commission’s proposed reallocation of 45 MHz from the ITS spectrum in the 5.9 GHz Band to unlicensed uses, speaking forcefully to the threat that this action poses to the safety of their communities.

Numerous transportation stakeholders representing national transportation-industry associations, State DOTs, county DOTs, local governments, transit agencies, automobile OEMs, trucking companies and organizations, and various first responder, safety, and vulnerable road user associations uniformly expressed their opposition to band reallocation.