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Payback

Traffic costs Americans each year:

  • $425 billion for oil                                                              Cut in half, $212 billion
  • $871 billion in accidents                                                    Cut in half, $436 billion          
  • $124 billion in congestion                                                  Cut 90%, $100 billion           
  • $660 billion for defense, much on oil-wars since 1991      Cut in half, $330 billion

Traffic costs Americans about $1.7 trillion per year. Restoring liberty so the Physical Internet® can be deploy will convert about $1,047 billion of cuts per year into value. Link to PowerPoint and KeyNote presentation. There is over a $trillion per of waste that can be converted to profits and customer savings by repeating in transportation the success of restoring communication infrastructure to free markets in 1982.

 

10x Benefits of JPods and Return on Capital from Bill James on Vimeo.

 

To accomplish this cost to value change will requires about 500,000 miles of JPods, Hyperloop, ET3 and other networks. This is about 4 times the amount of freight railroads (140,000 miles) and 1/4th the lane miles of urban roads (nearly 2 million). At $10 million per mile, the cost of this retooling is about $5 trillion. The effort will pay for itself about every 5 years. H

This 5 years payback is consistent with the 2010 audit of the Morgantown PRT network and Kiva systems conversion of a $33 million investment into a $775 million sale to Amazon.

The Grand Junction Line Links:

There are several ways to look at paybacks from cost per passenger-mile to safety to capacity to time savings. As a quick summary here is a graph of costs per passenger-mile based on MassDOT data:

Aside from price 3 cents per passenger-mile, JPods packet-switched networks are faster, safer, cleaner, and more affordable. JPods builds on:

  • The efficiency of freight railroads (476 ton-miles per gallon).
  • The zero-injury since 1975 safety record of Morgantown's Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) network.
  • The on-demand service of the Internet, by building the Physical Internet®.
     

     

    passenger-mile cost

    Passenger-mpg

    Seats/hour/lane

    Headway

    Speed mph

    Mode-Deaths/Year

    JPods/PRT

    $0.03

    264.4

    28,800

    .5 sec

    30

    zero since 1975

    Light Rail

    $0.76

    38.2

    1200

    10 min

    24

    743

    Cars

    $0.38

    32.6

    4800

    3 sec

    18

    34,624

    Buses

    $1.45 

    27

    600

    5 min

    8 to 12

    44.2

  1. Traffic costs the people of Massachusetts about $15.7 billion per year. About $9 billion per year can be earned as value and customer savings:
  2. Videos and Presentations:
  3. Performance Standard Law is required to raise capital and Franchise Ordinance.  Legal barriers to self-driving cars are being removed. We need to remove the barriers to cleaner, faster, safer, and more affordable mobility networks. Kiva systems is applying the concepts in warehouses. Current DOT policies caused the loss of 120,000 miles of freight railroads despite efficiencies of 476 ton-miles per gallon.
    • Build with private capital.
    • Operate without government subsidies.
    • Exceed 5x the efficiency of highways.
    • Exceed the safety of highways.
    • Pay 5% of gross revenues to the Rights of Way holders.
    • Regulate by the ASTM F24 Theme park standards:
      • Existing written enforcement and industry.
      • Existing insurance industry.
      • Existing common law.
      • Safety record thousands of times better than DOTs with a specific focus on safety of pedestrians, especially children.
  4. Build on the success of the Morgantown PRT network and the independent audit showing a payback every 5 years. Morgantown's PRT is self-regulated, so it does not provide a repeatable model for deploying new networks.
  5. Kitty Hawk Networks are starter networks to train crews and localize manufacturing. JPods can build Kitty Hawk Networks in the US and ship them to China and India, or put factories in China and India to ship to the US. Print Quality Kitty Hawk and Email Quality Kitty Hawk.
  6. How stations work.
  7. Capacity of the networks are 20 times that of light rail. No one waits more than two minutes, even when there is a sudden large group, such as a train unloading.
  8. Costs of the networks are 1/10th the cost of light rail.
  9. Energy savings, converting current costs of 59.2 cents per mile to operate a car into 55.2 cents per mile of profits and customer savings. JPods cost 4 cents per vehicle-mile to operate. Profit is the difference between the value customers willingly pay minus the cost to compete. JPods increases the value by solving congestion and reduces costs by solving pollution. JPods converts costs to value by removing the Parasitic Mass of the vehicle and the energy costs of repetitive start-stops in traffic (Parasitic Energy Ratio).
  10. Prime Law of Networks. JPods provides dense network conductivity in highly repetitive urban transport of people and cargo. ET3 provides high-speed connections between communities.
  11. Paper illustrating emptying a stadium.
  12. Life requires energy. Cheap oil is finite. Life powered by cheap oil is terminal. Article on Peak Fracking is slowly accumulating 1.4 times the harm of the 1973 Oil Embargo.

Specifics on Grand Junction route and needs:

Length of Networks:  20 km or 12.5 miles

Network Cost:  $200 million

Construction Period: 14 months

Need is indicated by the Prime Law of Networks and the cross connecting (clockwise) of the Green, Red, Green, Orange, and Blue Lines. With an average fare of $3 and 25% of the loads of existing networks, the networks pay for themselves every 7 years. This compares favorably with the Independent Audit of the Morgantown PRT network.

  weekly cross traffic average fare fare box yearly
Red Line  272,684 25% 3  204,513  10,634,676
Orange Line  203,406 25% 3  152,555  7,932,834
Blue Line   63,225 25% 3  47,419  2,465,775
Green Line 227,645 25% 3  170,734  8,878,155
           29,911,440

 

 

 

 

 

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