Possible Name Change for White Flint Metro to be Addressed at Meeting

A virtual meeting to discuss whether to change the name of the White Flint Metro is set for Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Friends of White Flint, Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, County Executive Marc Elrich and Councilmember Andrew Friedson are sponsoring the meeting on the possible renaming of the rail station.

Amy Ginsburg, executive director of Friends of White Flint, explained on that organization’s website that there are several reasons that White Flint is no longer a good name for the station. “The White Flint mall no longer exists, and there is little nowadays with the White Flint name,” she wrote. Newcomers to the area would consider White Flint’s name “truly puzzling,” she added.

Ginsburg suggested North Bethesda-Pike District “better fits the area as the county and stakeholders are working to redevelop and rebrand our area as a walkable, transit-oriented, vibrant community.”

Other people posted that they want to keep the White Flint name, noting it relates to the area’s topography.


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