To prevent a repeat of the Boston Tea Party, a demonstration against the unjust actions of the King’s transportation monopoly, Article 6 of the Massachusetts Constitution forbids monopolies, Article VI:
No man, nor corporation, or association of men, have any other title to obtain advantages, or particular and exclusive privileges, distinct from those of the community, than what arises from the consideration of services rendered to the public; and this title being in nature neither hereditary, nor transmissible to children, or descendants, or relations by blood, the idea of a man born a magistrate, lawgiver, or judge, is absurd and unnatural.
The MBTA and MassDOT create monopolies that blocked the Solar Mobility Act (S1837 in the 2015-2016 legislature and S1970 in the 2017-2018 legislature). These bills would have allowed solar-powered version of Morgantown’s Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) network to be built in Massachusetts. Note that in the same period Morgantown’s PRT delivered 150 million injury-free passenger-miles, 1.8 million Americans were killed on roads.
Government transportation monopolies created civilization killers of:
- Foreign oil addiction
- Climate Change
- Oil-dollar funded terrorism.
- The coming Oil Famine. Life requires energy. When debt can no longer buy foreign oil, the oil and coal-fired transportation monopoly of the MBTA and MassDOT will collapse.