There have been some real proposals to really build new aerial gondolas in town. The Port Authority once seriously considered a gondola from Downtown to Mount Washington. 25 cents was to be the fare. I wonder what state funding that would have required and how the SPC vote would have gone? Not that SPC was around just yet; it's predecessor SPRPC had just gotten going. Also more recently, just a few years ago there was real talk of a goldola all the way from Mt. Washington to the North Shore. I'm serious... it was in the news.