July 13th, 2012
Metro looks again to modify station naming policy
By Kytja Weir
Metro plans to revisit its station naming policy yet again, asking board members to steer clear of commercial naming rights and to keep hospitals and colleges out of future names.
The transit agency plans to ask its board on Thursday to settle some disagreements from past discussions about who deserves to have their name immortalized in a station sign.
Metro revamped its rail map this year to make way for the Rush Plus service change, prompting hours of discussion to tweak a handful of names. But the agency already plans to revise the map again in time for the opening of the first segment of the Silver Line, now scheduled by early 2014.
Metro officials, though, don’t want to open the agency up to even longer station names like the tongue-tying U-St./African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo stop.