Naming the Metro Station: Herndon vs. Herndon-Reston West

What should Herndon's future Metro station be named? Fairfax County's board of supervisors likes Herndon-Reston West.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is looking to give area residents a chance at helping choose the names for the stations along the Dulles Metrorail Project.

Fairfax County’s board of supervisors already has preferred names, including Herndon-Reston West for the station that will drop riders off at the Town of Herndon to the north. Riders who exit to the south will find themselves at the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride.

What name do you think the Herndon station should have? Options are Herndon, Herndon-Monroe and Herndon-Reston West. Fairfax County's preferred names are marked with an asterisk in the survey.

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Grace Han Wolf February 22, 2012 at 02:29 AM
Please vote for HERNDON for the Herndon station!
Jeff Wichman February 22, 2012 at 04:06 AM
There is no Reston-West, only Herndon! (And not Herndon-Monroe, because those zip codes south of the toll road are still Herndon).
Nancy Rose February 22, 2012 at 12:14 PM
It's HERNDON. Reston West would be the Reston Town Center.
Kevin East February 22, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Herndon. There is no and has never been a "West Reston" or "Reston West."
CSITest01 February 22, 2012 at 02:46 PM
I don't believe simply naming the station 'Herndon' is accurate, as the stop will be on the perimeter of town. Other metro-rail stops like Rosslyn, Silver Spring, Pentagon City, Bethesda, etc, are in the hearts of those locales. I prefer Herndon-Southeast or Herndon-Monroe, as i believe the main parking area will be on Monroe Street. If this is true, then Herndon-Monroe makes sense. Also, keep in mind there will be two metro-rail stops in Herndon, the one discussed here, as well as the Route 28 station, which will technically be in Herndon (close to Innovation Ave). I filled out the survey for proposed names and recommended Herndon-Monroe and Herndon-Innovation Ave, respectively.
Jason Wood February 22, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Herndon or Herndon-Monroe are the only accurate station names. There is no logical reason Reston should be included in the naming of this station.
Mike Smith February 22, 2012 at 04:46 PM
I'm in favor of Herndon, Herndon - Oak Hill, or Herndon South. The Board probably added Reston to the name since the current Park & Ride is surrounded by businesses, a park, and neighborhoods that use Reston as a mailing address, as opposed to Herndon.
Mike Smith February 22, 2012 at 05:01 PM
I know it's currently called Herndon-Monroe but that's misleading since the Park & Ride is actually located at the intersection of Sunrise Valley Drive and Roark Drive. The station doesn't even have an entrance from Monroe Street. To improve access to the Park & Ride and the Toll Road they should add an entrance off of Monroe. This would enable easier access the Park & Ride and the Dulles Toll Road. This change would also reduce the amount of traffic trying to make a left at the light for Sunrise Valley Drive and the Fairfax County Parkway, improving the flow of traffic at this intersection.
Bob Bruhns February 22, 2012 at 08:30 PM
The station name should simply be Herndon. Every time I see a news story about anything anywhere near where this station wlll be, and even areas considerably further south of there, the story refers to the location as Herndon. That area is thought of and referred to as Herndon, and the station name should reflect that.
Carol Bruce February 22, 2012 at 10:20 PM
The Board added Reston to the name because the supervisor who represents Reston in the Hunter Mill district wouldn't give up on her demand that Reston be included in the name. A poor compromise that I suspect no one was pleased with.
Wayne Mills February 23, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Hermdon, period.
Walter Hadlock February 23, 2012 at 03:56 PM
The survey is a bit bogus. When I got to the end, one of the questions was where do you live. There was no choice for Town of Herndon, or just Herndon to include the various Zip Codes for the greater Herndon area. I had to mark Fairfax County as my place of residence. On another note, Ms. Bruce was too kind when she did not mention Fairfax County Board of Supervisor Catherine Hudgins (Hunter Mill District ) by name. Ms. Hudgins is another example of someone wearing at least two hats when it comes to Metro. I suspect as long as she has a say, Reston in some iteration will be part of the Herndon stop's name.
Mike February 23, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Voted Herndon...the Tyson's ones were silly.
David Kirby February 25, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Herndon is a true destination Monroe is a street that nobody will relate to. Change Wiehle Avenue to Reston East and Reston Town Center to Reston West but let Hernond have its own station.
Bob Bruhns March 16, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Just a reminder - if you haven't voted for the names, vote. Today is the last day for this survey. http://new.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2i6b4V0ySFzEh1y Think of other transit systems and their stations, and how they are named. Sometimes it's a street name, sometimes it's a city or town name, sometimes it's a local attraction name. Usually it's not a long name. The names should be descriptive and useful to riders, both regular and first-time visitors. Bottom line: the names should be useful to people trying to get from point A to point B. Evidently the pollsters are weighting the votes, based on a respondant's familiarity with the area in question So don't worry if you're not sure what this or that station should be called. Tell them what you know about. That's what needs to get through. You can choose from a selection of names for each station, or you can write in (well, type in) exactly what you think it should be. Take a few moments and do it.
Bob Bruhns March 20, 2012 at 12:28 PM
The poll runs through March 21, so go and vote. http://new.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2i6b4V0ySFzEh1y I'm sure I read that the poll ended on March 16, but apparently that isnt so. Go vote if you didn't.


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