Forthcoming LRT in Phoenix Christened 'Metro'

Phoenix joins major cities such as L.A., Wash. D.C. and Paris with the name chosen for its light rail system.
December 12, 2003, 5am PST | Ambar Mukherjee
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"The winner of the "Name the Train" contest, 32-year-old Ben Bethel of downtown Phoenix, was among several hundred people who submitted the name, but he was the first to put in his entry. 'I suggested Metro because I thought we should have a serious approach to transit and a serious name,' Bethel said. 'I didn't think we should have some cute little acronym.'"

Thanks to Ambar Mukherjee

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Published on Thursday, December 11, 2003 in The Arizona Republic
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