Dallas at a Glance
The first section of the DNT from downtown Dallas to IH 635 (LBJ Freeway) opened to traffic in June of 1968. It was extended to Briargrove Lane in 1987 and to SH 121 (now known as the Sam Rayburn Tollway) in Plano in 1994.

President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT)
The east to west President George Bush turnpike covers the northern half of the Dallas Metroplex. Commuters are linked to high-tech corridors and corporate headquarters while also giving motorists additional access to Central Expressway (US 75), the Dallas North Tollway, IH 35E and LBJ Freeway (IH 635). A 9.9-mile extension to reach I-30 is planned to be complete by the fourth quarter of 2011.

Addison Airport Toll Tunnel
Opened in February of 1999, this two-lane tunnel crossing under the Addison Airport runway has a total roadway length of 3,700 feet. The two-lane tunnel reduces congestion in northern Dallas and Addison by offering an east-west route between the Dallas North Tollway and IH 35E. Motorists can now go through Keller Springs Road as an alternative to Belt Line Road or Trinity Mills Road.

The Mountain Creek Lake Bridge (MCLB)
The Oak Cliff section of Dallas and the City of Grand Prairie have direct access between the two cities via The Mountain Creek Lake Bridge which opened to traffic in April of 1979. The two lane bridge is 7,425 feet long and makes for easy Dallas and Tarrant County connections during sporting events in Arlington. Plans to open a second bridge have been discussed to further elevate traffic but the project has not been funded.

Sam Rayburn Tollway (121 Tollway) in Collin, Dallas and Denton counties
Extending northeastern from State Highway 121 to U.S. 75, the Sam Rayburn Tollway is approximately 26 miles. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has assisted in seamlessly transitioning the roadway to the NTTA which officially took over on September 1, 2008. The Sam Rayburn Tollway passes through the cities of Allen, Carrollton, Coppell, Fairview, Frisco, Lewisville, McKinney, Plano and The Colony.

Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge (LLTB)
The NTTA introduced the newest tollway for use, Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge (LLTB), on August 1, 2009. The east to west toll bridge is 1.7 miles long and crosses over Lewisville Lake in Denton County. The four-lane bridge has flanked lighted columns on each side which has become a visually pleasing landmark. The bridge is an all-electronic toll collection facility and can be reached by U.S. 380 near Cross Roads, Oak Point and Lincoln Park.

To open an account, resolve a violation, and inquire about rates for Dallas/Fort Worth toll roads, visit www.ntta.org.

The city's public transportation is provided by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). DART is the public transit authority for Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Richardson, Rowlett, Plano & University Park. 221,000 passengers a day get around using DART in the 700-square mile service area. Customers can plan bus and rail trips online using DART Trip Planner available on www.dart.org.

DART bus riders can chose from 120 routes that are used by the 740-bus fleet which carry millions of riders annually. A combination of bicycling and public transportation travel called biketrans, is made easy with bike racks installed on the front of most DART buses. DART customer information at 214-979-1111 can recommend convenient routes, departure times, quote fares, and advise of necessary transfers along the way when provided with your origin, destination and desired time of travel.

DART's rail cars are an electric-powered, non-polluting 115 vehicle fleet. The rail system operates the Green, Red, and Blue line which share four stops in Downtown Dallas and then diverge to surrounding suburbs. The rail system runs 48-miles long and travels at average speed of 25-35 miles per hour. The DART rail system opened in June of 1996 and had a ridership of 19 million in 2009.

Trinity Railway Express (TRE) is a commuter line that links DART customers to DFW International Airport and downtown Fort Worth’s smaller public transit system, The T. The express rail uses diesel cars which travel at an average speed of 45 miles per hour and can accommodate 96 seated- passengers. Most rail stations provide free parking and are served by DART bus routes, timed to make transfers between buses and trains.

Both Dallas and Fort Worth have train stations which are served by Amtrak routes. The Texas Eagle travels through Dallas and Fort Worth from Chicago to San Antonio daily. Travel between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City is a short 4 hours and 14 minute trip via the Heartland Flyer which runs daily and offers connections at either point. The Dallas Station is located at 400 South Houston Street and the Fort Worth Station can be found at 1001 Jones Street. For more Amtrak information, visit their website at www.amtrak.com.

DFW International Airport
Opened in 1974, DFW International Airport covers more than 29.8 square miles and generates a $16.6 billion output which makes it large in size and economic activity. In 2009 the DFW Airport moved 50,945,450 domestic and 5,085,007 international passengers to their destinations making it 8th in the world in terms of number of passengers served. Every major city in the continental United States can be accessed within four hours by using one of the 18 passenger airlines which travel DFW Airport.

DFW International Airport
3200 East Airfield Drive
DFW Airport, TX 75261
Dallas Love Field Airport
Named in 1917 in honor of Lieutenant Moss Lee Love, the 10th fatality in Army aviation, Love Field is owned and operated by the City of Dallas. Southwest Airlines is based out of this airport, originally only flying to San Antonio and Houston but now serving 69 Texas cities. Dallas Love Field Airport has only three runways but generates $2 billion annually to the Dallas economy.

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