The bubble tops are dated just like the mark V is dated. They would have been futuristic back in the sixties or seventies but this is the new mellinium. The train depicted in the concept drawing(as they aren't finalized yet) is a nice blend. It still looks thouroughly modern and futuristic while capturing some spirit of the previous monorails. Unless they decide to backtrack tL to the seventies then i would not add a bubble top. Thewy only make it look too retro when we want something futuristic. I think automating the system would be a good idea. they could renovate both stations. they would still have a driver up front just in case(and why not have passengers while they are at it). Yes they are heavier than the peoplemover but there are also a lot less trains running on the track.