Quick, Everyone Think of Crazy Metro Station Names

By Carissa DiMargo
|  Thursday, Jan 13, 2011  |  Updated 1:15 PM EDT
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Quick, Everyone Think of Crazy Metro Station Names

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Selling old CDs on eBay isn't exactly an option for a cash-strapped WMATA.

Metro officials said in a meeting this morning that they're considering some more radical ways of raising cash, including selling naming rights to its stations, reports Unsuck DC Metro.

Each renamed station could yield a one-time gain of $1-$2 million -- but we here in D.C. really hate selling naming rights. It's not like we have anything called Verizon Center or FedEx Field, after all. No, not at all.

Besides, station names really are too short these days, so this could add not only revenue, but also some much-needed verbiage. Consider such concise names as Mount Vernon Square / 7th Street – Convention Center or U Street / African-American Civil War Memorial / Cardozo.

"Gallery Place-Chinatown/Verizon Center makes sense," Michael Bijou, Jr. (@mikebijou2) wisely told Unsuck. "Maybe Capitol South-Insert Lobbyist Group Here."

There's also the obvious Fashion Center at Pentagon City. But Columbia Sportswear Heights? Swarovski Crystal City? Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport brought to you by Virgin America? Where would the madness end?

Following the rumors that some Metro employees were using train tracks for their bathroom breaks, Annedougherty (@annedougherty) offered "Charmin presents Metro Center."

Let's just all sit back on our orange vinyl seats and hope for the best.


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