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V2X IN DANGER: How the FCC’s 5.9 GHz Proposal Threatens Transportation Safety

Read ITS America’s newest one-pager, a brief summary of what will likely fit and what will likely be lost should the FCC move forward with its 5.9 GHz proposal.

ITS America Letter to House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Hearing titled "The Administration’s Priorities for Transportation Infrastructure"

Accessible & Barrier Free Research: Executive Summary

ITSA-AASHTO letter to DOT, Commerce, and NEC Requesting Action on 5.9GHz Spectrum

Automated Vehicles

In the past, automotive safety technologies focused on protecting drivers and passengers after a crash. Technology is evolving to the point that crashes can be largely prevented. Automated vehicle technology can drastically reduce and potentially eliminate the 94 percent of crashes caused by human error.

Connected Transportation

ITS America members are actively developing and deploying vehicle to everything (V2X) technologies, which send hazard alerts to vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians, and traffic lights. These technologies also can enhance automated driving systems, which hold the promise to provide numerous economic, environmental, and societal benefits, such as decreased congestion and fuel consumption, and increased access for the elderly and disabled. These safety innovations require dedicated spectrum to ensure they work every time without signal interference.

Cybersecurity

ITS America is raising the profile of discussions on intelligent mobility cybersecurity; promoting the adoption of best practices and standards; supporting information sharing of threats faced by those developing, operating, or managing smart transportation technologies; and advocating for public policies that enhance cybersecurity readiness.

Top Safety Priorities

  • Preserving the 5.9 GHz spectrum for V2X communications can help address the scourge of lives lost and ruined on U.S. roads.


    Fact Sheet "Saving Lives: Preserving the Safety Spectrum" Fact Sheet
  • Timely updates to ITS America members on Washington’s response to this public health emergency


    Fact Sheet ITS America’s COVID-19 Response Report (April 2020)

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ITS America Calls for Stronger Cybersecurity Strategy to Protect Transportation System

Washington – ITS America President & CEO Shailen Bhatt today called for a more robust national transportation cybersecurity strategy to make the U.S. transportation system safer by ensuring transportation agencies meet certain marks determined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Center for Internet Security.

ITS America Statement on House Passage of Surface Transportation Bill

“We appreciate the House’s investments in infrastructure technology and look forward to working with the Senate to complete its process.”

ITS America Statement on House T&I Surface Transportation Bill

“We appreciate the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s investment in technology and look forward to working with the Committee as the bill now moves to the House floor.”

ITS America’s Statement on Senate EPW Surface Transportation Bill

 “This is a great kick-off toward reauthorizing our nation’s surface transportation program. As ITS America noted in our recently-released technology blueprint, enacting policies that deploy intelligent transportation technologies…

ITS America Releases Technology Blueprint

ITS America today released its 2021 policy blueprint, which outlines how technology can transform the U.S. transportation system.

New Research Connects Vehicle and Infrastructure Design for Barrier-Free Mobility

The Autonomous Vehicle Alliance (AVA), the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), and AARP, today released research that for the first time looks at barrier-free mobility beyond just the vehicle.

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  • ITS America Equity Policy

    Today’s transportation systems suffer from historic and ongoing inequities embedded in infrastructure, access, and cost. As we explore and fulfill the promise of new technologies, we must embrace and support the paradigm shift occurring in our nation, learn from the lessons of the past, and incorporate transportation equity principles into policy, research, and implementation strategies. This must include explicit consideration of technology’s effects on those least prepared to use it or who face particular barriers to adoption to ensure their safety, access, and mobility are not compromised.

  • ITS America Intelligent Transportation Systems Deployment Program Policy

    Providing national, state, and local broadband infrastructure that supports the implementation of intelligent transportation systems, including connected and automated vehicles (CAV) and cooperative automated transportation (CAT), to improve the safety, mobility, equity, and operational efficiency of our surface transportation system is critical to meet the demands of rural, urban and underserved communities.

  • Summary of Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Surface Transportation Investment Act

    The STIA includes many ITS America priorities. It provides $10 billion in grants over five years for projects of national significance by establishing the National Infrastructure Project Assistance Program. In selecting project grants, the Department of Transportation will take into consideration technologies that will allow for future connectivity and automation.

  • 5.9 GHz FNPRM Comments of ITS America

    ITS America filed comments on the FCC’s 5.9 GHz Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) on June 2, 2021. The FNPRM sought comment on numerous issues related to the transition of V2X communications from the lower 45 MHz to the upper…

  • 2021 ITS America Technology Blueprint

    ITS America believes that developing and deploying transportation technologies provides the opportunity to alleviate many of the negative impacts of our transportation system while providing more equitable and accessible mobility without leaving behind the transportation workers who allow our transportation system to function.

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ITS California State Chapter: 2021 Annual Meeting

2021 ITS California Annual…

ITS Pennsylvania 2021 Annual Meeting (Virtual)

August 31- September 1, 2021 | Virtual

The Road to Automation: Practical Steps Transportation Leaders Can Take to Achieve Network Modernization

Join us to learn how departments of transportation can achieve next-generation networks to fuel their transformation initiatives.

ITS Georgia State Chapter: 2021 Annual Meeting

2021 ITS Georgia Annual MeetingSeptember 18-21, 2021 | Savannah,…

ITS Arizona State Chapter: 2021 Annual Meeting

2021 ITS Arizona Annual…

2021 ITS Michigan Annual Meeting

ITS Michigan Annual Meeting: October 5th 2021 | Ann Arbor, MI https://www.itsmichigan.org/