Metro Transit's mascots "A" and "B" are about to get company. The agency on Wednesday unveiled its newest costumed character and is asking riders to give the ambassador a name

Inspired by the agency's popular "T" logo that appears on trains, buses and on signs at bus stops and rail platforms, the mascot will make appearances at special events and open houses starting this spring.

Metro Transit is asking riders to submit names that are gender-neutral and fit with the mascot's role of being a "friendly, helpful and enthusiastic transit user."

Ideas can be submitted through the agency's Facebook page, its Twitter account or on the Metro Transit website.

Though no deadline has been set for submitting names, the "sooner the better" says spokesman Howie Padilla.

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