Metro board members decided at their meeting today to rename three subway stations. The Civic Center station in Downtown will henceforth be known as Civic Center/Grand Park/Tom Bradley Station in order to help direct people to the new Grand Park, as well as to honor the former LA mayor, reports The Source. The Red Line Universal City station is now the Universal City/Studio City Station, as it's actually in Studio City. Finally, the Purple Line's Wilshire/Western Station is now the Wilshire/Western/Alfred Hoyun Song Station, to honor the former mayor of Monterey Park and the first Asian-American legislator elected to the State Assembly. The changes for the Civic Center and Valley stations involve new signage that will cost about $32,200--that should be up by the end of June, and the audio announcements will also change for these stops. The Koreatown station will get a $5,000 plaque to honor Hoyun Song, but no other new markers.
· Metro Board approves renaming of three Metro Rail stations [The Source]