Re “MTA Squabbles Over Hue-Mongous Decision,” March 23
A humble suggestion for naming the Metro lines: forget colors or letters or other mundane schemes. Follow London’s example of memorable names.
To visitors, this is Hollywood. Name the lines “Bogart,” “Monroe,” “Hepburn,” “Gable” and such. Public awareness will take care of itself; all language issues will vanish with proper signage; and the map color can be arbitrary.
Since you have run out of colors, why not start with animals. This will help people who can’t read, or who can’t read English.
This animal identification would also be a great help in parking structures (where I have been lost so many times). One is more apt to remember that they are on the elephant level than “3B.”
CAROL ANN HOWELL