NoMa BID, in conjunction with Gallaudet University and Metro, is holding a ceremony to celebrate the name change of the New York Avenue Station, which is now called NoMa – Gallaudet University Station! The change officially takes place June 18 as part of Metro’s Rush Plus initiative.
NoMa, often referred to as the neighborhood that transit built, has become a nationally-recognized example of transit-oriented development. The NoMa-Gallaudet U Metro station opened in 2004 after a unique public-private partnership among the federal government, DC government and private property owners. Still the only in-line station in the system, the NoMa –Gallaudet U station outpaced its 10-year use projections by the four-year mark. Today, more than 7,500 people use this station each day.
In recognition of the NoMa neighborhood’s transformation, with more than 14 million SF of development and thousands of new residents and office workers, the Metro Board voted last fall to shorten the station name and include the NoMa neighborhood name in the station moniker. With outstanding support from Gallaudet students, Gallaudet University’s importance was acknowleged by elevating it to part of the primary station name.
On June 13th at 10 am there will be an official ribbon-cutting at the N Street entrance to the Metro. At that celebration we will have an opportunity to thank all of the people who had a hand in making this happen.
Speakers at the event will include The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mayor Vincent Gray WMATA General Manager Richard Sarles, Gallaudet University Provost Stephen Weiner, and Councilmembers Muriel Bowser, Tommy Wells.