Hello, we all know that there will be a lot of government interference. What will be done to smooth over the multiple problems that will arise in dealing with all the alphabet agencies who will stick there nose in. Is there a business plan that incorporates a strategy? Where will the 1st operating system be constructed and implemented?
Government is proving to be one of the more significant barriers to ET3 implementation. Fortunately over 70% of the US economy is non-government, this is why we are focused on private implementation of ET3. We are offering land owners (governments or private) 5% of revenue generated across the land if they grant a perpetual right of way (ROW). (NOTE; as with electric ROW, government has the power to take land for public use -- in that case the government would get the 5% -- plus the tax on any profits generated. Most of the ROW land can still be used for other uses such as power lines, grazing, or farming. We believe it is important to "plant seeds" and spend a little of our time informing elected officials and planners about ET3.
Fortunately there are no agencies with direct jurisdiction, and no laws prevent ET3 implementation. If we do not cross state lines, or tie into existing networks, the FED has no jurisdiction except: The FRA (Fed rail admin) has jurisdiction over rule making for railways that are part of the standard gage (4' 8.5") national network. Congress has authorized the FRA to draft a maglev rule, but they have not done so yet. STB (surface transportation board) has rail oversight with respect to rates and environmental jurisdiction over hazardous material transported in pipelines. DOE has jurisdiction over pipelines used to move oil and gas.
Environmental laws in CA (AB32 and SB375) that went into force in 2012 and ramp up till 2020 greatly favor ET3 implementation.