ITS America, transportation leaders urge FCC to reject call for stay of safety spectrum

ITS America and other leaders in the intelligent transportation community have united to call on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deny a request by Public Knowledge and the New America Foundation for an emergency stay on the use of dedicated short range communications in the 5.9GHz spectrum band. The petition was made in a joint FCC filing by the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers. “It is essential that the intelligent transportation revolution, powered in no small part by the 5.9GHz safety spectrum, continue.” said Regina Hopper, ITSA president and CEO. “From saving lives to reducing emissions to easing traffic congestion, the full promise of intelligent transportation is transformative. Such a move would be reckless and unwarranted, undermining the clear public interest.”