Light rail was always in the long range vision of RTC. There was a method to their madness when they built the platform-style RAPID stations along Virginia Street and Center Street. The stations were built to double as light-rail stations when the time came to make the switchover to something with a bit more tourist-appeal and capacity.
The Reno Streetcar Coalition thinks that time is now.
Source (Downtown Makeover): Reno Streetcar Concept Gaining Traction