Fairfax County has requested approval to change the Tysons Corner Metro Station’s name, dropping the word “corner” so it becomes “Tysons Station.”
According to a press release from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the name would be changed on all system maps, digital signs, the WMATA website, SmarTrip app, in-system directional signage, and more.
Prince George’s County is also looking to change Prince George’s Plaza Station to “Hyattsville Crossing.”
Under Metro’s policy, requests to rename a station are considered by the Metro Board of Directors, who will approve or deny the request.
The board of directors has released an online survey to gauge what riders think of changing the station names as part of the process, welcoming feedback.
According to the release, the jurisdiction making the name change request must commit to funding the full cost of the change, including reprinting maps, making new signs, and reprogramming systems that provide customers information.
Additionally, according to the release, the policy has three major guidelines for any new station name:
- Names should identify the station locations by geographic features such as landmarks or centers of activity.
- Names should be distinctive and evoke imagery in the mind of the patron.
- Names should be no longer than 19 characters, except for transfer station names, which should be non longer than 13 characters.
Survey responses will be accepted through Nov. 2 at 5 p.m.
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