The current legal holdup to the AVRR seems to be that the Buncher Company is itself disputing an easement on a very small piece of land which the railroad would need to make it through the Strip District and become a viable route to Downtown. Buncher is also the developer the city has partnered with and is partnering with on many other projects. Most notably or relevant of late is the project working to redevelop the terminal building also in the Strip District as well as other big riverfront projects in Lawrenceville and the Strip District. How these ventures and the litigation holding up the AVRR interact I do not know, but the issue seems to be the easement the AVRR needs, and which Buncher is disputing is a piece of land all of 15'x90' that is right next to the Terminal Building which Buncher is working to redevelop into a produce market again.
Maybe we can just settle for a hand powered monorail here. (h/t to a print story in the Financial Times last week). So yeah, that may be what we are left with for transit at the rate we are going.