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Want to name a Megabus after George Washington?

GW could soon be sharing its namesake with a D.C. Megabus.

A survey launched on Megabus’ website Tuesday allows people to vote on naming a bus to represent every state where the travel company operates — and “George Washington” is listed as a possible name for the D.C. bus.

Sean Hughes, the director of corporate affairs for Megabus in North America, said that both GW and the former president’s connections to D.C. played a role in making the name a contender.

“Obviously George Washington was an important figure in history and a lot of our passengers are college students,” Hughes said. “I would say both things fell into consideration.”

The option could also be an incentive for GW students to participate in the vote, Hughes said.

“We love to have the GW students weigh in and I’d think they’d be voting for a certain name, if you will,” he said.

The other options for the D.C. bus name — which would be printed on the front door of the bus — are “Cherry Blossom” and “Capital City.”

Voting closes on August 17 and the results of the vote will be released on social media around Labor Day, Hughes said.

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