Local Mobility Company®

In each city, or each significant economic community in a city, a Local Mobility Company® will be setup to own and operate a JPods network. The Objective is to connect the ownership of the network with the customers using it.

  • JPods® creates transportation technologies. Its focus is on innovation.
  • A Master Mobility Company® (MMC) constructs that technology. Its focus is on building fast and efficiently.
  • And a Local Mobility Company® (LMC), like the Tulsa Mobility Company™, owns and operates networks. Its focus is on pleasing the farebox payer, the local customer of transportation services.

Each type of company focuses on a single purpose.

Contact Bill James, bill.james@jpods.com, 612.414.4211 for interest in forming LMCs and MMCs. JPods® is located in Tulsa, OK.

5X5 Standard

The core requirement for establishing a Local Mobility Company® is the get the 5X5 Standard adopted in a city.

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 physical liberty and should be sustainable and equitable; and,
  2. Liberty for innovators to offer mobility choices and liberty for customers to sort choices in free markets is essential to innovate sustainably mobility networks; and,
  3. As with the century of rotary telephones under an unconstitutional Federal monopoly, government transportation monopolies have denied innovators liberty to offering choices for “four to six decades” as documented by Congressional Study PB-244854, “Automated Guideway Transit”; and,
  4. The Boston Tea Party was a demonstration against a government transportation monopoly that triggered a war so the Oklahoma Constitution forbids such 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.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, To encourage economic development and transportation innovation in free markets, 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). [[metrics replacing political influence]]
  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 Milgram behaviors of bureaucracies and allow governments to enforce public interests, shift from approving to rejecting, place accountability on the innovators]]
  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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Funding

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.

 

Investment News

Capital Investments:

Self-driving cars

Hyperloops:

Self-driving vehicles on grade-separated guideways:

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:

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.