Here's a brainstorm: there should be a taxi service that takes people from the St. Thomas airport to the Red Hook ferry dock … and nowhere else.
No group riding. No stops at Bluebeard's Castle, or Bolongo Bay or Secret Harbor. Nope, just a simple Point-A-to-Point-B trip, which would go a long way to reducing the frustration and 'taxi rage' from which some people suffer when they reach Red Hook.
This simple, genius-level, oh-so-obvious idea was offered this week at a Tourism Department workshop. The session had a moderateor who was characterized as a "change engine consultant." He heads up a New Jersey firm working on a $100,000 contract from Tourism to advise the VI's.
People involved in the Territory's tourism industry participated in the first meeting, Monday. Video conferencing let folks from all three islands participate.
Other ideas from St. Johnians on the call, as reported by the Virgin islands Daily News, included improving the traffic flow in Cruz Bay (i.e. eliminate the chaos at the ferry dock) and developing the prime waterfront, particularly across from Nature's Nook.