Our goal is to bring JPods Solar Personal Rapid Transit to Massachusetts–to provide superb transportation, cut greenhouse gas emissions to stabilize climate and sea level, create a thriving economy and help the MBTA increase revenue to cover its costs. We are investigating potential locations for building a short, profitable, innovative system so people can see and experience this ten-times-better mode of transportation.
Bay State Sunway is an unincorporated group of professionals, businesspeople and residents interested in great sustainable transportation, including:
Judeth Van Hamm, community steward entrepreneur. Her interest in Solar Personal Rapid Transit grew out of seeking a sustainable transportation solution for the town of Hull, MA, where she lives. In 2006, she asked the Hull Selectmen to set up a Sustainable Transportation Committee, which she chaired. When she found that operating a rubber-wheeled electric trolley system would have required a passenger in every seat and still only operate at bus speeds and schedule, her Internet search led to the discovery of JPods Solar Personal Rapid Transit. In 2011, the Hull Board of Selectmen voted to support the concept of using Personal Rapid Transit to connect Nantasket Beach with Nantasket Junction Station on the Greenbush Line. Then the Greenbush Line stopped weekend service, so she began looking for other options. Currently she is working on connecting Nantasket Beach with Quincy Center Station and on outreach in metropolitan Boston and other Massachusetts regions. Judeth holds a Master of City Planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania and Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan. She has received a lifetime achievement award from the US Environmental Protection Agency. In addition to her work on Bay State Sunway, as president of Sustainable South Shore, which is part of Massachusetts Climate Action Network and Mass Power Forward, she is working with representatives from 18 South Shore communities to achieve a goal of 100% local clean energy for their communities. She is also helping protect land for the tri-town Weir River Estuary Park, which actually led to her discovery of Solar Personal Rapid Transit as a way to make it safe to walk and bike along roads in the Estuary. In the past, she has worked as an alternative energy consultant to the town of Cohasset, MA, served as a Community Learning Facilitator for the Hull Public Schools, led the effort to save the Paragon Carousel, co-founded the Hull Lifesaving Museum, helped create Fort Revere Park in Hull, and worked as a planner for the Boston Redevelopment Authority. She is also an artist. Contact Judeth Van Hamm: 781-925-5665 firstname.lastname@example.org
Owen Toney, community organizer and green activist. With a general interest in bringing green technology and ideas to the community, he found out about JPods from Judeth Van Hamm, an attendee at several green events he has organized. Living near two of the most heavily used public transportation bus routes in the Commonwealth, he has found a desperate need for additional transportation options in his neighborhood. JPods marries safer, faster, cleaner public transportation with a non-polluting green power source, solar. He is the founder and Director of the Green Neighbors Education Committee, Inc. Find details at www.otoney.wix/gnec Owen may be reached at (617) 427-6293 email@example.com
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