WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Metro has received two formal requests—one from Fairfax County and one from Prince George's County—to change the name of Metro stations.
Fairfax County is requesting that Tysons Corner be changed to "Tysons," dropping the word "Corner."
Meanwhile, Prince George's County officials have asked the Metro Board to approve changing the name of Prince George's Plaza to "Hyattsville Crossing."
Per Metro policy, the requests will be considered by the Metro Board of Directors, which can approve or decline the name changes.
Under Metro’s station naming policy, adopted in 2012, the jurisdiction making the name change request must commit to funding the full cost of the change, such as reprinting maps, fabricating new permanent signs, and reprogramming systems that provide electronic information to customers — across the 91-station Metrorail system.
The Board is asking for community feedback to be given at wmata.com/survey. Responses will be accepted through Monday, November 2 at 5 p.m.