We've got airline issues, ferry issues, traffic issues, mass transit issues. These transportation decisions sure seem to occupy a lot of time and conversation these days, and well they should. The prices we pay, the things we do, the people we see, the time we take, the places we go- all depend on moving ourselves around through one means or another.
With the ferry and the airline controversies on-going, there is a lot of blame and finger-pointing going on; lots of "should have" and "could have," as hindsight is always 20/20. These headline grabbers are far from resolved, but one lesson from all of this is to make sure that major impact plans are fully vetted before they start to become a reality. As we see signs of decision-making and detailed planning to begin mass transit ground-breaking over the next few years, it is of monumental importance and value to make sure that no one assumes anything is ok from a legal standpoint without firm conviction, if that's humanly possible in our litigious society.