Friday, January 21, 2011

Metro takes my advice

As an update to my December post on how to fix Washington DC transit system, the Metro's, budgetary issues they announced they will consider selling naming rights to their stations. Well, well, well.
Bosses at Washington's cash-strapped public transportation service
are mulling selling "naming rights" for Metro stations as a way of filling a
budget gap, a spokesman said Friday.
"We're looking at a possible $72
million dollar shortfall in our budget for the upcoming year, and so we're
looking for creative ways to try to close that deficit," Metro spokesman Steven
Taubenkibel told AFP.
"One idea would be station naming rights," where
corporate entities buy the right to have their brand associated with one of
Metro's 86 stations.

Source: Yahoo!News.