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The Bill currently in the Joint Transportation Committee. When this bill becomes law, bureacracies will have to write reasons they are rejecting transportation networks that can be built without taxpayer expense that exceed 5 times the gas mileage of automobiles. This will allow Boston to become an 8-80 City (watch video).
Boston Globe article, Aug 13,2015. Please share with your friends.
Videos of Boston City Council hearing, Oct 5, 2015. We believe the hearing will result in a Boston City Council resolution of support for Massachusetts Senate Bill #1837.
Two page summary sheet of how #1837 will retool Massachusetts mobility by recovering $3 billion/year in customer savings and $6 billion/year in profitable revenue from the $19.9 billion/year spent on traffic (print version and email version).
Background of flood control. Talking Points with the Deputy Commanding General, US Army Corps of Engineers.
Link to the success of the Morgantown PRT network and the independent audit showing a payback every 5 years.
90 Second Massachusetts JPods from Bill James on Vimeo.
Congestion can solved by recovering $9 billion a year from the $19.9 billion a year traffic costs the people of Massachusetts. Once liberty to choose mobility solutions is restored, as specified by Massachusetts Senate Bill #1837, people will choose cleaner, faster, safer, and more affordable mobility networks than government mandated highways and mass transit.
Yearly traffic costs in Massachusetts are about $19.9 billion:
- $9.9 billion per year sent of foreign gasoline (link).
- $6.0 billion per year on accidents (link).
- $3.0 billion per year spent on congestion (link).
Yet, radically safer and more efficient transportation is very well understood:
- Freight railroads average 476 ton-miles per gallon (link).
- The Personal Rapid Transit (PRT or podcar) network in Morgantown has delivered 110 million oil-free, injury-free passenger-miles since being built as a solution to the 1973 Oil Embargo in 1975. In that same period of zero injuries, 1.6 million Americans died on the government highway monopoly. Highway accidents are not accidents. Who they happen to is random, that they happen is a design feature of the highway network.
In addition, Massachusetts was founded and liberty established powered within a solar budget. In 1910 Thomas Edison noted it was practical to have all the electrical energy we need provided by sunshine:
“Sunshine is spread out thin and so is electricity. Perhaps they are the same, Sunshine is a form of energy, and the winds and the tides are manifestations of energy….. Do we use them? Oh, no! We burn up wood and coal, as renters burn up the front fence for fuel. We live like squatters, not as if we owned the property…. There must surely come a time when heat and power will be stored in unlimited quantities in every community, all gathered by natural forces. Electricity ought to be as cheap as oxygen….”
- A_Secaucus Law 2014-23, Performance Standards. This law applies to transport infrastructure the frame work that ended the century of rotary telephones in communications. It restore transport infrastructure to free markets.
- B_2004-A2031_NJ Legislature Law Directing the Study of PRT.
- C_NJ’s $13.5 Billion per Year Gasoline Costs
- D_NHTSA_$871 Billion per Year Cost of Traffic Accidents, $14.4 Billion per Year in NJ
- E_Report NJDOT on the $8.6 Billion per Year Cost of Congestion
- F_Constitutional Basis for Restoring Free Markets to Transport Infrastructure
- G_Mayor of Morgantown Letter on the Effectiveness of the PRT Network in Morgantown
- H_SenateLetter on PRT as the Solution to the 1973 Oil Embargo
- I_7503_Congressional Office of Technology Assessment Study PB-244854 on PRT as the Solution to the 1973 Oil Embargo
- J_WVU PRT Benefit Cost Report_2010
- K_New Jersey Legislature Study by BAH 070515
Economic Development documents
John D. O’Bryant School building the JPods demo unit.
Help design the networks by:
- Clicking on a map to vote for where you want stations.
- Learn to design networks in SketchUp.
- Understand network components.