Aerie wrote: ↑Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:52 pm
There was also talk of a cable car across the Mystic River from Assembly Square Orange Line station. The station is about 500 feet across the river from the casino/hotel
A Doppelmayr cable liner to Assembly or Sullivan would be perfect, since it looks and feels like a light rail vehicle and is far more weather-friendly than aerial cable cars, but is really little more than the old Wellington horizontal elevator on steroids. That last bit is especially convenient, as it would allow Encore to keep all of the major mechanical components on their property for ease of maintenance, and it also means that the cars are essentially silent like the horizontal funiculars that they are.
A couple of casinos in Vegas already have them for the same reasons that I outlined, and there's also one in Oakland operating as part of the BART network. As to weather resilience, IIRC there's one at the Toronto airport, and if it can work in Toronto winters, itlltdo just fine here.