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Privately Funded, Solar-Powered Transportation for Atlantic City

Situation:Life requires energy. Oil is finite. Less affordable energy, less life.
Problem:Moving a ton to move person.
Solution:Strive to move only the person.
  • Save families a car payment per month.
  • End need for oil-wars.
  • End pollution causing Climate Change.
  • America saves $600 billion a year spent to import foreign oil.
  • America saves part of the $600 billion a year spent to defend access to foreign oil (Personal note as a 8-year Infantry veteran, self-reliance will stop funding our enemies with petro-dollars and preempt the need to trade soldiers' blood for oil).

Studies and Reference Documents

JPods Concept: 10x Paradigm Shift

TEDx Atlanta and Council on Competitiveness Presentation on 10x, Driving the Paradigm Shift

JPods in Atlantic City

Start small, iterate relentlessly.

Options for Special Events Effort down Michigan or Indiana:



Counting walking, ticketing and travel time from the Blue Cross, areas in Green are 10 minutes, areas in Yellow are in 20 minutes and areas in Red are in 30 minutes. Black lines represent computer instructions on distances for calculating travel times, not precise routes.

Short video clips using the Meadowlands as an example of how Time-Maps are created:

Economic Development at Bader Field

Beach Defense

Beach defense once network is built. Rescue-Rail networks can be temporarily deployed along the beach to create and then remove wave breaks.

Link to the talking points with the Deputy Commanding General of the US Army Corps of Engineers

Images by Robert Therrien and Judeth Van Hamm matching JPods technology to local esthetics. This network is primarily locally owned. Local interests will make the decisions.

Example station:

Jobs and Save Families a Car Payment per Month

Jobs: Adopt Performance Standards and jobs will created building and exporting JPods Networks. Download an example city plan.

Economic Lifeboat: Oil if finite. Life based on oil is terminal. We build Economic Lifeboats that make cities durable against unstable oil prices and supply.

Presentation to the Fremont, CA City Council by co-founders of the Alameda Mobility Company on the importance of sustainable transportation and lifestyles to young people.

Based on a study by the Center for Housing Policy, as transportation as a service network density increase, families have fewer gasoline, car and insurance payments. Disposable income increases. As gasoline prices rise, families have ever more trouble affording to pay for both their mortgage and commute. CNBC article: Missing $4, 155? It Went Into Your Gas Tank This Year

Security: Life Requires Energy. Less Affordable Energy, Less Life

Joint Forces Command's Joint Operating Environment 2010 (JOE-2010) warning to all US military commands:
  "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