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USDOT Statement on FCC waiver action

Technology plays an important role in making our roads safer for all users. By issuing the Joint Parties’ waiver request, the FCC provides the certainty needed for our nation’s transportation technology industry to bring safety-enabling cellular-vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) services to the market. This will allow infrastructure owners/operators and automotive manufacturers to install technologies that have proven benefits - including crash avoidance for travelers and vulnerable road users, reducing traffic congestion and the associated emissions - to create transformative interoperable connectivity across the Nation.  
The U.S. Department of Transportation applauds this decision and continues our commitment to fully advancing the use and deployment of these technologies to further roadway safety in a manner that enhances safety-of-life and public safety services for all users. The U.S. Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the NTIA, DoD, NASA and NSF, conducted a data-driven technical analysis to inform the FCC with the relevant information to make a determination on the technical parameters requested in the waiver.  The FCC’s April 24 action allows proponents of C-V2X use of the upper 30 MHz of the 5.9 GHz band for deployment.