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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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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