The 5X5 Standard provides a framework any city in Oklahoma may implement to define a "known cost of regulations". The 5X5 Standard enforces the Oklahoma Constitution's requirement for free markets in transportation.

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Mobility networks 5 times more efficient than government transportation monopolies pay 5% of revenues to use public ways.

WHEREAS,

  1. Mobility is the physical aspect of liberty and should not be contained by government monopolies; and,
  2. The Oklahoma Constitution mandates free markets and forbids government monopolies, Article II, Bill of Rights, SECTION II-32. "Perpetuities and monopolies are contrary to the genius of a free government, and shall never be allowed, nor shall the law of primogeniture or entailments ever be in force in this State;" and,
  3. The Boston Tea Party was a demonstration against a government transportation monopoly that triggered a war and caused the "post Roads" and "Ports" restrictions to added to the US Constitution forbidding Federal taxing to build "highways and canals"; and,
  4. Twenty-one Presidential veto messages enforced clear text of the Constitution's "post Roads" restriction; and,
  5. Federalist #45 documents the intent of the US Constitution's Divided Sovereignty, Federal over issues of war and States for issues of commerce and "internal improvements;" and,
  6. Since the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1916 shifted sovereignty from the states to the Federal government:
    • Political influence replaced efficiency as a driving factor, metric: 46% of 400+ ton-mpg freight railroads have been replaced by 25 mpg roads.
    • Innovation was frozen for "four to six decades ... aside from some relatively minor cosmetic changes" as documented by Congressional Study PB-244854; and,
  7. Violations of these Constitution resulted in government transportation monopolies that mandate foreign oil addiction cited by eight US Presidents as a grave threat to national security; and,
  8. Foreign oil addiction resulted in perpetual oil-wars since 1991, oil-dollar funded terrorism, national debt increasing in tandem with foreign oil imports, Climate Change, and other risks to national security.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, To encourage economic development and transportation innovation, the ___CITY__or__STATE___ shall regulate grade-separated networks of self-driving vehicles by the following 5X5 Standard:

  1. Network construction must be privately funded. [[place risk on innovators, not taxpayers]]
  2. Networks must exceed 5 times the efficiency on existing roads (125 mpg or equivalent energy efficiency). [[metric driven]]
  3. Networks meeting the 5X efficiency standard are automatically approved unless rejected in writing, for any reason whatsoever, within 30 days of plan submission. [[remove bureaucratic delays and allow governments to enforce public interests]]
  4. Pay 5 percent of the gross transportation revenues to the aggregate rights-of-way holders. [[compensate the taxpayers for Rights of Way use]]
  5. Operate without government subsidies. [[place risk on innovators, not taxpayers]]
  6. Exceed safety performance of transportation modes already approved for use. [[improve safety]]
  7. Obtain Rights of Way access using the existing Rights of Way policies. [[existing for telecommunications and energy]]
  8. Are designed, fabricated, installed, insured, and inspected in compliance with International, ASTM International F24 standards for Amusement Rides and Devices (Disney monorail standard, Oklahoma Department of Labor). [[existing regulations, existing enforcement, existing common law, existing safety record 10,000 times better than roads (0.9 injuries per million versus 11,200 injuries per million on roads]]
  9. Gather more than 2 megawatt-hours of renewable energy per network mile per typical day. [[sustainable energy supply]]

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Letter from Goldman Sachs expressing a High Interest in investing $4-6 billion in JPods networks. Due diligence is required. We must be able to justify the Return on Investment and document the cost of regulations:

As pending in the Massachusetts legislature.

5X5 Standard as pending in Massachusetts

 

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Reducing Confusion over Sovereignty to Solve Traffic Problems

Cities and States are sovereign over roads and highways.

Following is a summary intended to remove the confusion that Cities and States must wait for Federal action to solve the traffic and Climate Change issues in local communities.

As with the century of rotary telephones under an unconstitutional Federal monopoly, we have had a century with the 25 mpg transportation efficiency of the Model-T under an unconstitutional monopoly.

Fortunately, in 1982 courts declared the Federal communications monopoly unconstitutional. Millions of jobs were created innovating better services at lower costs and communications digitized into the Internet.

Cities and States implementing the 5X5 Standard will enforce the Constitution's Preamble, post Roads, Ports, Necessary and Proper, Commerce, and Amendments 9 and 10 to restore liberty to innovate sustainable transportation alternatives to the unconstitutional Federal highway monopoly.

The Boston Tea Party was a demonstration against a government transportation monopoly that triggered a war. To prevent rebuilding that path to war:

  • By a vote of 8 states to 3 on Sept 14, 1787, the Constitutional Convention forbid Federal taxing and spending on highways and canals beyond defending free speech by assuring that if no other means was available post roads to deliver letters could be built.
  • By the We the People in special state ratifying conventions documenting the divided sovereignty of the Federal government over issues of war and states over internal improvements, commerce, and crime. And, the citizens sovereign over all liberties not enumerated as sacrificed to governments in written Constitutions. Federalist #45 summaries this Divided Sovereignty:

"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State."

City and State governments need only enforce the US and State Constitutions to change economic lifeblood from oil to ingenuity. As the Internet replaced rotary telephones, the Physical Internet® will replace the 25 mpg efficiency of the Model-T.

 

 

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