The name would be associated with Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus, which is promised to bring a massive redevelopment to the area.
Several Metro stations in the system have other locations included, like Vienna/Fairfax-GMU. The additional names can pose a challenge though, like requiring removal if the facility closes — as is the case with West Falls Church Metro station, which has University of Virginia in the name despite UVA no longer operating a school near the station.
In September, the City Council unanimously approved the potential change, but final approval of the change still rests with WMATA.
Rendering via City of Alexandria