11-1-2013 Boston, Mass. Over 700 guests attended Dukakis 2013 Celebrating former Governor Michael S. Dukakis 80th Birthday held at he Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, a benefit for The New England Center for Children. L. to R. are Governor Michael Dukakis greeted by Vincent Strully, Jr. CEO and Founder, The New England Center for Children. Globe photo by Bill Brett
At his 80th birthday party in November, Dukakis was greeted by Vincent Strully Jr., chief executive of The New England Center for Children.
Bill Brett for The Boston Globe

Meet me at Dukakis Station?

Boston residents in the future could be saying something like those words, if a proposal passes in the state Legislature.

The Massachusetts House voted to rename the subway, rail and bus hub South Station in honor of former governor Michael S. Dukakis.

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The station would be renamed “The Governor Michael S. Dukakis Transportation Center at South Station” under an amendment passed Wednesday.

“The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority may erect and maintain suitable markers bearing that designation in compliance with the standards of the authority,” the amendment continued.

Dukakis, 80, was elected governor in 1974 and again in 1982 and 1986. He was the Democratic nominee for president in 1988.

Dukakis was known for taking the Green Line as governor and has long had an interest in public transportation policy.