The Superferry is in dry dock and still has no Kauai solution, go! Airlines continued to lose money throughout 2007, TheBoat has been plagued by numerous start-up issues, and a new City of Honolulu projection suggests that the multi-billion dollar transit system will not greatly affect peak-hour traffic woes.
Transportation means around, on, to, and from an island chain are obviously vital links and lifelines, but making it all work from a business model standpoint and a consumer must-have standpoint remains the key for all of the parties involved. Many people are wedded to their cars for the daily commutes to work and to school, but you now see traffic on Oahu highways daily at 11am and at 8pm, not what you would normally consider to be peak, traffic hours. And the Neighbor Islands have their fair share of stop-and-go, grinding traffic, in areas that didn't used to see such activity. And traffic is not going away.