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File #: 2015-1063   
Type: Informational Report Status: Passed
File created: 6/29/2015 In control: Executive Management Committee
On agenda: 7/16/2015 Final action: 7/23/2015
Title: EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED AS AMENDED (5-0) adopting the following Official and Operational station names for the eight stations that comprise Metro Rail's Crenshaw/LAX line: Official Station Name Operational Station Name 1. Expo/Crenshaw Expo/Crenshaw 2. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. 3. Leimert Park Leimert Park 4. Hyde Park Hyde Park 5. Fairview Heights Fairview Heights 6. Downtown Inglewood Downtown Inglewood 7. Westchester Westchester 8. Aviation/Century Aviation/Century
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Property Naming Policy, 2. Attachment B - Map of Crenshaw-LAX line with proposed Operational Station Names, 3. Attachment C - Table of alternate names for each station
Meeting_Body
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
JULY 16, 2015

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: RAIL STATION NAMES

ACTION: ADOPT STATION NAMES FOR CRENSHAW/LAX LINE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED AS AMENDED (5-0) adopting the following Official and Operational station names for the eight stations that comprise Metro Rail's Crenshaw/LAX line:

Official Station Name Operational Station Name

1. Expo/Crenshaw Expo/Crenshaw
2. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr.
3. Leimert Park Leimert Park
4. Hyde Park Hyde Park
5. Fairview Heights Fairview Heights
6. Downtown Inglewood Downtown Inglewood
7. Westchester Westchester
8. Aviation/Century Aviation/Century

Issue
ISSUE

Since its inception, stations on the Crenshaw/LAX line have been identified by placeholder names based on street intersection. With construction in progress, final names need to be adopted by the Board in order to facilitate station signage design and fabrication without incurring extra costs for changes.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Property Naming Policy
The 2003 Board-approved Property Naming Policy (Attachment A) states that rail stations will be named in a simple and straightforward way to assist customers in navigating the system and the region. It indicates that names must be brief enough for quick recognition and retention, and must be based primarily on geographic location, referring to a nearby street or freeway, a well-known destination or landmark, a community or district name, or a city name. The policy also states that single names for stations are preferable, and that if multiple names are used, they are to be separated by a slash.

The policy further indicates that properties may have a Board-adopted off...

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