When Washington National was renamed Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (search), the airport itself spent about $28,000 to change signs, according to Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority spokeswoman Tara Hamilton.
The Virginia Department of Transportation also had to spend about $30,000 on new signs for that change, said spokeswoman Joan Morris.
It cost about $400,000 for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (search), Metro, to change all the names on all the pylons and maps, said spokeswoman Taryn McNeil.
"It will give Thurgood Marshall international recognition. If I check my bags in Beijing, China, the person ticketing them will see Thurgood Marshall on the ticket."
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