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What's in a name?

Pinky Advani
Pinky Advani March 15, 2012 Pinky Advani is a Senior Business Development Manager at Arlington Transportation Partners. She has been living a car-lite lifestyle for 15 years and currently rides the Metro each day to work.

survey blog imageJuliet from Shakespeare?  No. It’s from Metro. In partnership with Fairfax county, Metro launched an online survey to collect public input on station names for the new Silver Line. This new line will extend Metrorail service to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County through the Tysons Corner, Reston, and Herndon areas of Fairfax County, Virginia.

So why should you be interested? A station name not only is a word or term used for identification but would help riders plan their trips and navigate efficiently throughout the region.  Some of the considerations for transit names are the length of the name, number of words in a name, names containing a local point of interest within walking distance, how will the name appear on a map etc. Take the survey and make your voice count.  Last date for the survey is March 21st, 2012.


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