Transportation is a barrier limiting access to jobs for many Marylanders. Too often, residents of this region complete training programs and find a job opening only to discover that there is no reliable way to commute to the job. This hurts job seekers, employers and is a drag on the region's economy. As far as we know, the bottlenecks and gaps in our transportation system are not the result of someone's nefarious political payback scheme. In some ways, it would be nice to blame our issues on one or two bad guys, like we can in New Jersey, but we know they are the result of decisions we all make.