The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently approved recommended names for the eight Silver Line Metro stations in the county, including Innovation Center, a stop next to the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) building where the NVTC office is located.
CIT and NVTC recently encouraged members of the technology community to support the naming of the CIT Metro stop as Innovation Center. CIT has been working to transform its land holdings into a nationally recognized center for innovation, and naming the Metro stop Innovation Center would be great branding.
The approved names of all eight station locations are:
McLean (1824 Dolley Madison Boulevard)
Tysons Corner (1943 Chain Bridge Road)
Greensboro (8305 Leesburg Pike)
Spring Hill (1576 Spring Hill Road)
Wiehle-Reston East (1862 Wiehle Avenue, Reston)
Reston Town Center (Near the intersection of Route 267 and Reston Parkway)
Herndon (Near the intersection of Route 267 and Monroe Street)
Innovation Center (Near the intersection of Route 267, Route 28 and Innovation Avenue)
These names will be sent to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s board for final approval and adoption. The board rejected Fairfax County’s first set of station name proposals because they were too similar. For more information, click here.