No, I'm just saying once you get ALL the other players into the mix....EPA, NIMBYs, multiple jurisdictions....it will be FAR more expensive and WAY late.
In my local area, we recently cranked up 'light rail'. Of course, making that light rail actually go across city lines to where it needs to go is a major clusterfuck. Why? Because it is a different 'city'. Norfolk VA + Virginia Beach. A major east cost resort destination. But that doesn't matter...it's a different city, so we need a whole new series of impact studies and city funding.
Designing and funding the thing from downtown to the beach from the start would have been an obvious way to build it. But no....Downtown to 1/2way to the beach. Because....fuck you, gimme my kickback.