There is a huge need to solve traffic congestion, accidents, pollution and oil addiction, but there is no market. Just as liberty to compete against rotary dial telephones was blocked for nearly a century under Federal monopoly, liberty to compete against the government transportation monopoly remains blocked.
After the Federal communications monopoly was declared unconstitutional in 1982, millions of jobs were created delivering better services at lower costs. The success of communications can be repeated in transportation. Here is a link to five Presidential vetoes that explain why Federal communications, power, and transportation infrastructure are unconstitutional.
Until the Constitution is enforced, efforts can be made with pay checks accrued. Paying for such effort will have to wait until the Federal monopoly is broken. To break this monopoly actions can be taken in local communities.
Process for building JPods networks:
- Provide presentations to governments:
- Establish a Letter of Intent or Letter of Interest with a local government (draft).
- Design concepts using JPods software (link).
- Establish Performance Standards Law (Secaucus Ordinance 2014-23).
- Establish a Franchise Contract/Ordinance (based on Eden Prairie).
How does an ant eat an elephant? Small bites, lots of friends. Retooling to sustainable infrastructure before oil-wars cascade into Oil Famine will require vast efforts by many people. JPods business model is designed to speed and spread network deployment by empowering rather than controlling. Here is a summary of the emergency:
- It normally requires 40 to 200 years to shift a major infrastructure. We have zero to 25 years to retool. DOE estimates there is 25 years of adaquate oil supplies left in the world based on the geology. That means we are at least 15 years late in starting the transition.
- But if there is 25 years of oil left, then nations will start fighting over the remaining resources long before geology terminates access. This risk was stated in the 2010 warning to all US military commands by the Joint Forces Command:
"By 2012, surplus oil production capacity could entirely disappear, and as early as 2015, the shortfall in output could reach nearly 10 million barrels per day."
"A severe energy crunch is inevitable without a massive expansion of production and refining capacity. While it is difficult to predict precisely what economic, political, and strategic effects such a shortfall might produce, it surely would reduce the prospects for growth in both the developing and developed worlds. Such an economic slowdown would exacerbate other unresolved tensions, push fragile and failing states further down the path toward collapse, and perhaps have serious economic impact on both China and India. At best, it would lead to periods of harsh economic adjustment. To what extent conservation measures, investments in alternative energy production, and efforts to expand petroleum production from tar sands and shale would mitigate such a period of adjustment is difficult to predict. One should not forget that the Great Depression spawned a number of totalitarian regimes that sought economic prosperity for their nations by ruthless conquest."
"Energy production and distribution infrastructure must see significant new investment if energy demand is to be satisfied at a cost compatible with economic growth and prosperity."
"The discovery rate for new petroleum and gas fields over the past two decades (with the possible exception of Brazil) provides little reason for optimism that future efforts will find major new fields."
Foward by General James N Mattis
Retooling is an overwhelming task. To accomplish this task companies will be formed with single-purposes:
- JPods Inc provides technolgy, enforces standards in implementing that technology, and support capitalizing deployment of that technology.
- Master Mobility Companies (MMCs) will be setup for each major legal jurisdiction and will be responsible for forming Local Mobility Companies (LMCs) and building networks for them.
- Local Mobility Companies (LMCs) will own and operate the JPods networks.
Anybody or any orginzation may own and operate a JPods Network based on specific rules.
JPods Corp. provides a Local Mobility Company (LMC) which give the owner the rights to deploy JPods technology in a specific territory. Initially JPods Corp. will provide seed money to help build the JPods Network. Eventually, prospective LMC owners will have to purchase the rights to the territory as well as purchase the infrastructure needed to operate a JPods network. Currently the biggest obstacle to establishing a JPods Network, is obtaining right-of-way from the local government