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Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, a five-year, $305 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill, was signed into law by President Obama on December 4, following final passage by the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 359 to 65 and by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 83 to 16. The legislation includes a first-ever Innovation Title which will fund critical research and accelerate the adoption of technologies to address highway and vehicle safety, traffic congestion, mobility, infrastructure condition, and other current and future transportation challenges.

Download more information on the FAST Act.


Public Policy Statements

Smart Communities
ITS America Statement for the Record on Smart Communities

Automated Vehicle Standards and Policy
ITS America Comments to NHTSA on Automated Driving Systems 2.0 Guidance - November 14, 2017

2016 Automated Vehicle Policy Comments

ITS America Autonomous Vehicles Letter to the House Transportation Infrastructure - December 5, 2016

Connected Vehicle Standards and Policy
ITS America sees the establishment of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) automated vehicle guidance as big step in the right direction. Automated vehicles will transform mobility—improve the efficiency, safety, accessibility of our transportation system—in ways previously unimagined. Building trust and consumer confidence in the technology takes cooperation from industry and government. The Federal Automated Vehicles Policy is a good starting point for establishing more defined roles and responsibilities among industry, state regulators and the federal government in advancing this new technology.

NHTSA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; V2V Communications

Link to ITS America's Safety and Connected Vehicles Page

Technology & Driver Distraction
Visual Manual NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines for Portable and Aftermarket Devices - December 5, 2016

Connected Vehicles

  • ITS America White House Fact Sheet on V2V is here
  • Safety Spectrum Coalition “DSRC Myth vs. Fact” Fact Sheet is here.