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Dallas Texas Transportation - Dallas has two major airports – Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), which is 16 miles northwest of the city, and Love Field (DAL), which is right in the city. Buses, taxis, and shuttles are available from both airports.

The transportation system within Dallas is called DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) – which is a system of both buses and light-rail trains serving all of Dallas and surrounding suburbs. Train and bus traveling is geared toward commuters, so visitors have noticed that timing is sometimes difficult, and buses sometimes take a while to get where they are going due to the many one way streets – so plan your travels accordingly. Single ride fair is discounted for seniors, students and children. Inexpensive day passes are also available and highly recommended for visitors staying in Dallas for a few days. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.dart.org.

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Any visitors planning on visiting the downtown area should take advantage of the free M-Line Trolley – which visits the Dallas Arts District, Cityplace Station, and the West Village. The trolleys are vintage 1906, 1913, and 1920. The trolleys are ideal for downtown shopping trips and visiting the downtown Arts District.

Taxis are typically parked in front of hotels and airports, but do not travel the streets available to be hailed as in other cities. If you need a cab, you will need to call any of the local services, including Yellow Checker (214-426-6262) and Cowboy Cab Company (214-428-0202). Rates for cab fair are reasonable compared to other cities.

If sticking to the downtown area, a car is not really necessary in Dallas – and much of what is available can be seen on foot. However to visit North Dallas, Arlington, or Fort Worth, visitors will need to plan on some form of transportation. All major car rental providers have outlets at both airports and throughout the city. If you do plan on exploring the downtown area, make sure to print out the maps of the area that are offered by DART (www.dart.org).

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Dallas Interesting Facts

  • The first electric streetcar begins service in Texas in 1889.
  • The first convenience store, 7-Eleven, was started in Dallas in 1922.
  • Hillcrest State Bank opened the first drive-up bank window in Dallas in 1938.
  • The first high school football team in Texas is formed at Dallas High School in 1900.
  • The frozen margarita was invented by Mariano Martinez in 1971 in Dallas.
  • The first U.S. President to visit Dallas was Theodore Roosevelt in 1905.
  • Henry Garrett installed the first traffic signal in the U.S. in Dallas in 1923.
  • The first airplane to fly over Dallas was a Herring-Curtiss biplane in 1910.
  • The flying red horse on the Magnolia Building becomes the world’s largest revolving sign in 1934.
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