Huffer is also very positive in that, while the initiative wasn’t the one he would have wanted to pass, the voters did make a statement in favor of light rail.
“I think there is an overwhelming mandate from the elected officials and the business community and the citizens that have said we want light rail, this is how we’ve voted on it. If this isn’t workable, tell us what is, but don’t leave light rail out of it. And so I think we’re going to have to build the system around some form of light rail,” says Huffer.
“Which again for us is why [even though] there’s lots of flaws in the plan and there’s enough concern about the bus system, it’s an incredible opportunity.”