South Shore Mobility, Inc. is primarily owned by people in Hull and has the mission to tailor JPods technology to meet the needs of the people of Hull.
May 7th, Hull has a unique opportunity to lead America to end our dependence on imported oil. Following is a 15 minute video and information on JPods in Hull and the need to attempts change the lifeblood of our economy from oil to ingenuity.
Life requires energy. Oil is finite so life and nations based on oil are terminal.
Less affordable energy, less life. Even without the oil supply shocks of the 1970, as gasoline prices increase people have more and more difficulty affording to pay for both their mortgage and commute. Building the JPods network in Hull my cut the number of cars a family needs and save families a car payment per month.
"By 2012, surplus oil production capacity could entirely disappear, and as early as 2015, the shortfall in output could reach nearly 10 million barrels per day."
"A severe energy crunch is inevitable without a massive expansion of production and refining capacity. While it is difficult to predict precisely what economic, political, and strategic effects such a shortfall might produce, it surely would reduce the prospects for growth in both the developing and developed worlds. Such an economic slowdown would exacerbate other unresolved tensions, push fragile and failing states further down the path toward collapse, and perhaps have serious economic impact on both China and India. At best, it would lead to periods of harsh economic adjustment. To what extent conservation measures, investments in alternative energy production, and efforts to expand petroleum production from tar sands and shale would mitigate such a period of adjustment is difficult to predict. One should not forget that the Great Depression spawned a number of totalitarian regimes that sought economic prosperity for their nations by ruthless conquest."
"Energy production and distribution infrastructure must see significant new investment if energy demand is to be satisfied at a cost compatible with economic growth and prosperity."
"The discovery rate for new petroleum and gas fields over the past two decades (with the possible exception of Brazil) provides little reason for optimism that future efforts will find major new fields."
Foward by General James N Mattis
Network tailored by Robert Therrien to match the esthetics of Hull. JPods networks are typically designed to operate in 45 mph sustained winds and gusts to 70 mph. In tailoring the network to Hull, the wind designs may be increased.
The network will start with a small unit. Based on the success of the initial effort, the network will be expanded.
When the network is expanded from Nantasket Junction to the Pemberton Ferry most of Hull should be accessible without congestion, car payments or oil.
Counting walking, ticketing and travel time from the Blue Cross, areas in Green are 10 minutes, areas in Yellow are in 20 minutes and areas in Red are in 30 minutes. Black lines represent computer instructions on distances for calculating travel times, not precise routes.
More images by Robert Therrien matching JPods technology to Hull esthetics. This network is primarily locally owned. Local interests will make the decisions.
South Shore Mobility, Inc. has the rights to expand the networks across the South Shore and in Boston.
Discussion with students in Hingham. The entire JPods team will make significant efforts in education. Leaders are needed to make the changes in power and transport as dramatic as those in communications after 1984. Here is link to a letter I wrote my children on education to indicate our approach to education.