U.S. Senate Transportation leaders touted the Federal Communications Commission’s recent decision to open access to a band of the transportation spectrum. Sens. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) had called on the agency to connect stakeholders with access to the spectrum, which was set aside for safety operations for transportation entities. “Connected vehicle technology has the ability to save lives. I applaud the FCC for heeding our bipartisan call to enable the deployment of this vital technology and encourage the swift approval of remaining waivers,” Peters said in a statement on April 25. “The future of mobility is connected as well as autonomous and through investments in these lifesaving technologies we can improve roadway safety, lead the way in auto innovation and outcompete anyone on the global stage, while bolstering our economy,” added the senator, who serves as chairman of the Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight and Ports Subcommittee.