Key Points:

  1. Team: The Georgia Mobility Company has a seasoned team led by MG (ret) Charlie Fletcher. Charlie was the Commanding General of the US Army’s Transportation Command.
  2. Technology:
    1. US Patent 6,810,817 defines a physical version of the Internet. JPods combine the 470 ton-mpg efficiency of freight rail with the on-demand packet-switching capability of the Internet.
    2. Robotics and demonstration units have been built.
    3. Simulations and 3D graphics:
    4. Future of transportation: Red Bull TV documentary:
  3. Energy: JPods are so energy-efficient that solar collectors over the JPods rails gather the energy to power the networks:
    1. Link to our solar manufacturing in NY:
    2. Link to 5-years of data on collectors designed for over JPods networks:
  4. Benefits: Costs per passenger-mile 1/10th to 1/50th the cost of current modes. Link to summary of 10X benefits:
  5. Funding: Georgia Mobility Company can provide a Letter of High Interest to fund networks from Goldman Sachs.
  6. Regulations: Networks in cities will be built to comply with Georgia laws:
    1. Rights of Way regulations: Utilities Accommodation Policy and Standards
    2. Safety, manufacturing, construction: Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner
    3. Crossing GDOT Rights of Way will also document compliance with Federal railroad standards. Not used in cities because of uncertainty of bureaucratic delays. Also, Georgia regulations have a much better safety record.
  7. Economic Development: It is expected to build $4-6 billion of networks in Georgia in the next 4 years. FTA estimates 13,000 job-years per $billion of infrastructure spending. There is a world market for solving urban traffic problems (Contract in China:
  8. Actions by Cities: Pass the 5X5 Standard to create an open market and Franchise Ordinance to grant Georgia Mobility Company specific Rights of Way use. Networks pay 5% of gross revenues for use of air-rights over public Rights of Way.