jamoldover wrote: ↑Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:55 pm
A lot of them were, but there are some interesting "might-have-been" ones in there, too, like the proposed monorail system from East Boston to Lynn...
The what now?!?
So, piquing my curiosity, I did some searches. The only references to Lynn and a monorail I could find of substance was a Mass Senate bill introduced in 1964 (S.535) to study a monorail between Lynn and Revere, which did result in a Senate resolution to allow the MBTA to study it, but that's about it.
I can find a number of bills introduced (and reintroduced, and reintroduced...) to study implementation of a monorail system in general, primarily for the South Shore or to Worcester/Springfield. A few in the mid-80s mention specifically "MARK IV" technology, which was the system built specifically for Walt Disney World when it opened until they were replaced between 89-91. I couldn't find dispositions on them easily. But most of them seemed like wishful thinking more than actual plans, when everyone was in love with the idea of the "futuristic" technology. Even Disney today is reluctant to spend the money it takes to replace the current aging system because it never really took off as a practical system.
First Law of Public Transportation: You can never be early, but you can always be late.