Metro asks public for opinion on potential name change to Largo Town Center Station
Metro’s Largo Town Center Station is at the heart of redevelopment in Prince George’s County, home to a new medical center, future housing and businesses. At the request of the county, Metro’s Board of Directors will consider whether to change the station name to reflect the area’s new identity.
As it looks to promote development and transform the area into a walkable, diverse community, Prince George’s County is seeking public feedback on three potential names for the station: Largo; Downtown Largo; and Downtown PGC.
Metro would like the public to weigh in on the proposed change and potential names for the Board’s consideration and to help inform their decision.
To share your opinion on the proposed name change, Metro has set up a public survey available here. Responses will be accepted through Monday, November 1 at 5 p.m.
Under Metro's station naming policy, adopted in 2012, jurisdictions may request a name change and 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.
Metro’s Board of Directors then determines whether to grant the request using the following policy guidelines for any new station name:
- Names should identify the station locations by geographic features such as landmarks or centers of activity.
- Names should be distinctive and evoke imagery in the mind of the patron.
- Names should be no longer than 19 characters, except for transfer station names, which should be no longer than 13 characters.
Feedback may also be provided at wmata.com/LargoSurvey.