I spent one of my votes on a write-in candidate in Metro’s poll on station names for the Tysons-to-Herndon section of the Silver Line: I plumped for “Freedom Hill” for the station on route 7 near the Westpark Drive intersection. I am very pleased that “Scotts Run” is in the running for the east-end route 123 station. Maybe they picked up on my suggestion.
Metro has a policy that requires that names be:
- Relevant: Identify station locations by geographical features, centers of activity or be derived from the names of cities,communities, neighborhoods or landmarks within one-half mile (or walking distance) of the station;
- Brief: Limited to 19 characters with spaces and punctuation, including both primary and secondary names;
- Unique: Distinctive and not easily confused with other station names
- Evocative: Evoke imagery in the mind of the patron
Take the poll and hold them to it!