Metro refines station naming policy ahead of Silver Line

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With the Silver Line tracks growing longer every day, WMATA’s board is looking to refine the station naming policy that has given us such beauties as “Woodley Park-Zoo-Adams Morgan” and “New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet,” ahead of the new maps that will be necessary.  While renaming a station isn’t cheap (it’s said to be around $100,000 for all the new maps and signs), the Silver Line’s budget has new maps and signage already included, which gives the agency a chance to rethink the names of the 15 stations that violate the long-standing 19-character guideline for good station names.

The policy change also puts the onus of paying for any name change after this set on the person requesting the change.

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