Traffic costs the people of Maryland $17.1 billion per year:
- $9.9 billion/year for foreign oil.
- $5.4 billion/year for accidents.
- $1.8 billion/year for congestion.
Maryland’s Declaration of Rights, Article 41, forbids the oil-powered highways monopolies that are the cause of $17.1 billion/year of traffic costs, oil-wars since 1991, oil-dollar funded terrorism, Climate Change, and $21 trillion in Federal debt rising in tandem with oil imports.
Art. 41. That monopolies are odious, contrary to the spirit of a free government and the principles of commerce, and ought not to be suffered.
The Federal communications monopoly stifled innovation in the near century of rotary telephone. After liberty to innovate was restored in 1982 millions of jobs were created replacing building the Internet.
The Boston Tea Party, the King mixing war-powers with commercial self-interests resulted in the Frame forbidding Federal involvement in building roads beyond what was required to defend free speech, the “post Roads” restriction. Worse than the Federal communication monopoly, the Federal highway monopoly bankrupted nearly half the freight railroads (476 ton-miles per gallon) and mandated the efficiency of the Model-T (25 mpg). After rising gasoline prices collapsed the banking system in 2008 the value of efficiency became clear to Warren Buffet and he purchased BNSF railroad because:
Buffett: But it does move 400 – it moves a ton of goods 470 miles on one gallon of diesel. It replaces – a train replaces 280 trucks on the road. It emits far less into the atmosphere that’s damaging than trucking, and it moves – I’m talking about the whole rail industry – it moves 40% of the goods.
As soon as liberty to innovate transportation networks is restored (Solar Mobiliy Act) JPods, Hyperloop, ET3 and others will create millions of jobs digitizing mobility networks. These networks will combine the efficiency of frieght railroads with the on-demand service of the Internet and safety of theme parks.
This Physical Internet®, the digitizing of mobility networks, is beginning:
- Private capital invested $28 billion in mobility startups in 2017.
- Governor Hogan of Maryland granted Elon Musk 10 miles of Rights of Way to begin building Hyperloop.
- Richard Branson announced in Dubai the building of Hyperloop.
- JPods signed a contract to build solar-powered mobility networks in Shaxian, China.
- These modern networks build on the success of:
- The suspended train in Wuppertal, Germany. It moves 25 million passengers/year and has has one fatal accident since it opened in 1901.
- The Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) network in Morgantown, WV. The PRT network has delivered 110 milllion oil-free, injury-free passenger-miles. In that same period of injury-free mobility more than 1.7 million Americans were killed on roads.
- The safety of thrill rides. Theme parks, regulated by the ASTM International F24 standards have an injury-rate of 0.2 per million versus 118 deaths per million for roads.
Millions of jobs were created digitizing communications. Millions of jobs will be created digitizing transportation and energy. What was required to digitize communications was restoring free market when the Federal communications monopoly was declared unconstitutional in 1982. What is required to build the Physical Internet® is to restore free markets based on granting Rights of Way to:
- Networks that are at least 5 times more efficient than existing networks.
- Networks pay 5% of gross revenues for non-exclusive use of Rights of Way.
- Draft Letter of Intent. With a sincere intent, JPods will begin investing money with no obligation to Broward.
- The Solar Mobiliy Act (MA Senate Bill S2302 Section 113) establishes a free market regulatory framework.
- A Franchise Ordinance is required between governments and investors for specific networks.
- Link to the specific Franchise contract signed between JPods and Shaxian, China.
- Potential network at BWI.
- Potential network in Baltimore.
Summary of why capital will invest to convert 90% of current transportation costs into jobs, customer savings, and profits.
Solar collectors over the networks gather the energy to power the networks. Broward County will become a center for both sustainable transportation and energy.
Putting protected bike paths under JPods networks
Junior high students assemble a moveable JPods demonstration unit at John D. O’Bryant Middle School in Boston.
Route-Time maps. From the Red Cross, walk-ride-walk times are illustrated by cirlces around stations:
- 5 minutes is Green.
- 10 minutes is Blue.
- 20 minutes is Yellow.
- 30 minutes is Red.
JPods networks between BWI, Fort Meade, and Annapolis. From Fort Meade, BWI would be within 20 minutes and Annapolis within 30 minutes.
Connecting Fort Meade to the trains on both sides may substantially reduce the traffic on post. In addition to reducing car traffic, logistical support can be networked to off-post warehouses. Reducing the number of trucks on post reduces the security risks offered by the payload capacity of trucks.
JPods network between Fort Meade, Jessup Station, Savage Station, and Odenton Station. Start point at Odenton Station.
Start point at Odenton Jessup.
Start point at Fort Meade.
JPods network between Landover, FedEx Stadium, Largo Town Center, and Morgan Boulevard. Start point at Landover.
Start point at Largo Town Center.
Start point at Morgan Boulevard.
Start point at FedEx Stadium. Lean Thinking study of capacity to unload a stadium using JPods type networks.
JPods network between Metro stations at Silver Springs, Bethesda, Wheaton, and Grosvenor-Strathmore. Start point at Grosvenor-Strathmore.
Start point at Wheaton.
Start point at Silver Springs.
Start point at Bethesda.
Start point on Connecticut Ave
JPods network between Metro stations at Silver Springs, College Park, and New Carrollton Amtrak Station. Start point at Silver Springs.
Start point at New Carrollton Amtrak Station.
Start point at College Park.
|STATE||INTERSTATE||FREEWAYS AND||PRINCIPAL||MINOR||MAJOR||MINOR||LOCAL 2/||TOTAL||INTERSTATE||FREEWAYS AND||PRINCIPAL||MINOR||MAJOR||MINOR||LOCAL 2/||TOTAL||LANE|