History UsefulNotes / DFWMetroplex

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* Creator/AlanTudyk (Plano)
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That said, highway traffic is notoriously bad. This is ironic, considering that the Metroplex has the second largest number of freeway-miles per capita in the nation, behind only the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. While most are known by numbers, such as the north-south I-35W (Fort Worth side) and I-35E (Dallas side), some major highways in DFW are often referred to by 3-letter acronyms instead of numbers: LBJ is I-635, GBT is the George Bush Turnpike, DNT is the Dallas North Tollway, and so on. For the truly curious, there's a handy guide to [[http://dj-usa.com/jokes/Texas.htm driving in Dallas here.]]

As far as education goes, there are a number of colleges in the area. Fort Worth's most notable university is Texas Christian University, which has produced a couple of [[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball college football]] stars in Sammy Baugh and [=LaDainian=] Tomlinson. The University of Texas has campuses at both Dallas and Arlington. Denton also has two major universities: The University of North Texas and Texas Women's University. UNT is one of the state's top five in enrollment and their football team once fielded Mean Joe Greene (that guy whom the kid gave the Coke in that commercial) and Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin (back when he was called Steve Williams). UNT is also well known for its music program, having been the oldest school to offer a degree in jazz studies, and for having one of the world's most famous and prestigious drumlines. Dallas has Southern Methodist University, known for its fine arts programs, but was also a football powerhouse, producing pro stars such as Eric Dickerson and Craig James. SMU lost its glory in the 80s, however, after receiving the NCAA "Death Penalty" (cancellation of its football program for two years) for illegal recruiting practices.

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That said, highway traffic is notoriously bad.bad, with everything from complete standstills to [[DrivesLikeCrazy hyperaggressive drivers]]. This is ironic, considering that the Metroplex has the second largest number of freeway-miles per capita in the nation, behind only the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. While most are known by numbers, such as the north-south I-35W (Fort Worth side) and I-35E (Dallas side), some major highways in DFW are often referred to by 3-letter acronyms instead of numbers: LBJ is I-635, GBT is the George Bush Turnpike, DNT is the Dallas North Tollway, and so on. For the truly curious, there's a handy guide to [[http://dj-usa.com/jokes/Texas.htm driving in Dallas here.]]

As far as education goes, there are a number of colleges in the area. Fort Worth's most notable university is Texas Christian University, which has produced a couple of [[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball college football]] stars in Sammy Baugh and [=LaDainian=] Tomlinson. The University of Texas has campuses at both Dallas (a northeast suburb named Richardson, more specifically) and Arlington. Denton also has two major universities: The University of North Texas and Texas Women's University. UNT is one of the state's top five in enrollment and their football team once fielded Mean Joe Greene (that guy whom the kid gave the Coke in that commercial) and Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin (back when he was called Steve Williams). UNT is also well known for its music program, having been the oldest school to offer a degree in jazz studies, and for having one of the world's most famous and prestigious drumlines. Dallas has Southern Methodist University, known for its fine arts programs, but was also a football powerhouse, producing pro stars such as Eric Dickerson and Craig James. SMU lost its glory in the 80s, however, after receiving the NCAA "Death Penalty" (cancellation of its football program for two years) for illegal recruiting practices.



Shows filmed in Dallas:

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* If you extend the Metroplex to Wichita Falls, which the feds ''don't do''... add Dr. Phil, the band Music/BowlingForSoup, and [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Mia Hamm]] (a MilitaryBrat who ended up there).
* Jamie Foxx (Somewhat, he was born in Terrell, TX, which is East of Dallas, but did live in the city when he started his acting career)
* Creator/BillPaxton (Fort Worth)




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* Creator/BillPaxton (Fort Worth)
* And a few people who lived not too far away:
** From Wichita Falls, about 100 miles northwest of Fort Worth, there's Dr. Phil, the band Music/BowlingForSoup, and [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Mia Hamm]].
** From Terrell, Jamie Foxx (though he did move to Dallas proper when he started his acting career).



* CutAndPasteSuburb: Let's say a resident took a bus from Forest/Jupiter Station in Garland to the North Carrollton Transit Center, passing through Garland, Richardson, Plano, Addison, and Carrollton. The only way you'd be able to know you've crossed city limits is the little city logos on the street signs changing.

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* CutAndPasteSuburb: Let's say a resident took a bus from Forest/Jupiter Station in Garland to the North Carrollton Transit Center, passing through Garland, Richardson, Plano, Addison, and Carrollton. The only way you'd be able to know you've crossed city limits is the little city logos on the street signs changing.changing, as well as the color of those street signs.



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%%* DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud* DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud: Fort Worth was once notoriously bad about tornadoes hitting it. However, there hasn't been a major incident in years as of late.



%%* EverythingIsBigInTexas
* FandomRivalry: The University of Texas vs. the University of Oklahoma. And when the annual Red River Shootout game comes to town every year (the Cotton Bowl stadium, in Dallas, is within a few miles of being exactly halfway between the two campuses, and they always play each other there instead of at either team's home stadium)? Dear ''God.''

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%%* EverythingIsBigInTexas
* EverythingIsBigInTexas: In a state of large metropolitan areas, both in terms of population and land area, the Metroplex has the most people (total, at least, since Houston as a city has more people than Dallas or Fort Worth individually) and the largest land area, at almost 1,800 square miles, making it, as noted ''larger than two whole states put together.''
* FandomRivalry: The denizens love to compete.
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The University of Texas vs. the University of Oklahoma. And when the annual Red River Shootout game comes to town every year (the Cotton Bowl stadium, in Dallas, is within a few miles of being exactly halfway between the two campuses, and they always play each other there instead of at either team's home stadium)? Dear ''God.''



** Within the metroplex, Dallas and Fort Worth have a rivalry of their own (mostly courtesy of Amon Carter), though this is mostly played out between TCU and SMU.



*** The Dallas Cowboys played in Irving in Texas Stadium, and now play in Arlington in [[strike:Cowboys]] AT&T Stadium. The team offices also play the trope straight; they were long located at Valley Ranch in Irving, and are now in Frisco.

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*** The Dallas Cowboys played in Irving in Texas Stadium, and now play in Arlington in [[strike:Cowboys]] [[strike:Cowboy]] AT&T Stadium. The team offices also play the trope straight; they were long located at Valley Ranch in Irving, and are now in Frisco.



*** The University of Dallas is in Irving, and the University of Texas at Dallas is located in Richardson. {{Egregious}} considering the below collegiate entry.
*** Southlake is more to the west of Grapevine Lake than to the south of it. Westlake averts this, being directly to the west and being right next to Southlake.

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*** The University of Dallas is in Irving, and the University of Texas at Dallas is located in Richardson. {{Egregious}} considering the below collegiate entry.
*** Southlake
UT Arlington is more to the west of Grapevine Lake than to the south of it. Westlake averts this, being directly to the west and being right next to Southlake.actually in Arlington, as noted below.



*** The University of Texas at Arlington... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin at Arlington]].
* QuirkyTown: Denton[[note]]Yes, there is a Denton High, but the one [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow]] "they" came from is fictional and set in Ohio.[[/note]]with two colleges has lots of quirky townsfolk.

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*** The University of Texas at Arlington... Arlington [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin at is in Arlington]].
* QuirkyTown: Denton[[note]]Yes, there is a Denton High, but the one [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow]] "they" [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow "they"]] came from is fictional and set in Ohio.[[/note]]with two colleges has lots of quirky townsfolk.
5th Jan '18 1:26:55 PM nombretomado
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Also, IdSoftware was founded in Dallas and is currently headquartered in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite. Creator/GearboxSoftware likewise is located in Frisco (right across the street from FC Dallas, as a matter of fact). Comic book wise, it's the base of operations for ''Viper Comics'' was was responsible for the ''Series/TheMiddleman'' and Dead @ 17.


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Also, IdSoftware Creator/IdSoftware was founded in Dallas and is currently headquartered in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite. Creator/GearboxSoftware likewise is located in Frisco (right across the street from FC Dallas, as a matter of fact). Comic book wise, it's the base of operations for ''Viper Comics'' was was responsible for the ''Series/TheMiddleman'' and Dead @ 17.

14th Nov '17 2:48:36 PM Rytex
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The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, most commonly known as "The Metroplex", "DFW", or the "Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex" (or, even more archaically, the Golden Triangle) is the [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Lone Star State]]'s largest metropolitan area, the fourth largest in the USA, and the second largest (behind #2 - UsefulNotes/LosAngeles) to be contained entirely within one state [[note]]As #1 NYC spills over into New Jersey and Connecticut and metro Chicago (#3) has outer suburbs in Indiana and Wisconsin.[[/note]]. DFW sprang up along the diamond-shaped swath of land where I-35 splits into Eastern and Western corridors 35 miles south of the Oklahoma border, and continues a good 100 miles southward until the highway joins up again near Waco. Dallas and Ft. Worth have a population of 1.27 million and 815,000 people, respectively, and there are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas–Fort_Worth_Metroplex#Cities_with_over_100.2C000_population 14 cities]] within the Metroplex with a population greater than 100,000 (D and FW included). Despite the name, it does not (as far as we know) [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} have the ability to convert into a giant robot]].

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The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, most commonly known as "The Metroplex", "DFW", or the "Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex" (or, even more archaically, the Golden Triangle) is the [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Lone Star State]]'s largest metropolitan area, the fourth largest in the USA, and the second largest (behind #2 - UsefulNotes/LosAngeles) to be contained entirely within one state [[note]]As #1 NYC spills over into New Jersey and Connecticut and metro Chicago (#3) has outer suburbs in Indiana and Wisconsin.[[/note]]. DFW sprang up along the diamond-shaped swath of land where I-35 splits into Eastern and Western corridors 35 miles south of the Oklahoma border, and continues a good 100 miles southward on each split (it's roughly 80 miles straight between the points) until the highway joins up again near Waco. Dallas and Ft. Worth have a population of 1.27 million and 815,000 people, respectively, and there are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas–Fort_Worth_Metroplex#Cities_with_over_100.2C000_population 14 cities]] within the Metroplex with a population greater than 100,000 (D and FW included). Despite the name, it does not (as far as we know) [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} have the ability to convert into a giant robot]].



* Wise County (Decatur): There is not much to note about Wise County; it's mainly made up of farms and rural dwellers. Decatur, while pretty much a small town in its own right, is the most outlying northwestern suburb of Fort Worth.

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* Wise County (Decatur): There is not much to note about Wise County; it's mainly made up of farms and rural dwellers. Decatur, while pretty much a small town in its own right, is the most outlying northwestern suburb of Fort Worth.Worth, and even then, it's close to 30 miles away from city limits.



There are also other cities of notable size, such as Arlington (50th most populous city in the country)[[note]]And home to the Metroplex's UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague, UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball, and [[UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} WNBA]] teams, respectively the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and Dallas Wings; and also the first Six Flags theme park.[[/note]], Plano (71st), Garland (87th) Irving (94th), and about a half-dozen more within the top 300.

Despite the fact that the media tends to stereotype anyone in Texas as a cowboy and that the history of DFW had been stained by some very tragic events (JFK's assassination and the Waco standoff[[note]]though technically, Waco is a distinct city about 100 miles to the South and is not part of DFW proper[[/note]]), DFW has a diverse population, a substantial art and music scene, and a strong array of higher education institutions. DFW is one of the fastest growing areas in the USA, thanks to a number of Katrina refugees and an economy that is strong, compared to the rest of the country.

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There are also other cities of notable size, such as Arlington (50th most populous city in the country)[[note]]And home to the Metroplex's UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague, UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball, and [[UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} WNBA]] teams, respectively the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and Dallas Wings; and also the first Six Flags theme park.park and its sister water park Hurricane Harbor.[[/note]], Plano (71st), Garland (87th) Irving (94th), and about a half-dozen more within the top 300.

Despite the fact that the media tends to stereotype anyone in Texas as a cowboy and that the history of DFW had been stained by some very tragic events (JFK's assassination and the Waco standoff[[note]]though technically, Waco is a distinct city about 100 miles to the South and is not part of DFW proper[[/note]]), DFW has a diverse population, a substantial art and music scene, and a strong array of higher education institutions. DFW is one of the fastest growing areas in the USA, thanks to a number of Katrina refugees and refugees, an economy that is strong, compared to the rest of the country.
country, and the comparatively very low cost of living compared to cities like San Francisco, Boston, or Chicago.



The Metroplex is also home to several sports teams and stadia, most of whom are based in Dallas despite their stadium being in another suburb. NASCAR's Texas Motor Speedway, for instance, lies at the intersection of TX-114 and I-35W, which is within the city limits of Fort Worth and just outside of the Roanoke/Westlake/Southlake/Trophy Club limits. As well, the Dallas Cowboys' [[strike:Cowboys]] AT&T Stadium is located in Arlington (Texas Stadium, their previous home, was located in Irving), as are [[strike:The Ballpark in Arlington]] Globe Life Park, the Texas Rangers' home field, and College Park Center, home to the WNBA's Dallas Wings. Going even further than that, FC Dallas play their home games in Toyota Park, up in Frisco. However, the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars play their home games in the American Airlines Center, located right outside of downtown Dallas and well within city limits.

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The Metroplex is also home to several sports teams and stadia, most of whom are based in Dallas despite their stadium being in another suburb. NASCAR's Texas Motor Speedway, for instance, lies at the intersection of TX-114 and I-35W, which is within the city limits of Fort Worth and just outside of the Roanoke/Westlake/Southlake/Trophy Club limits. As well, the Dallas Cowboys' [[strike:Cowboys]] AT&T Stadium is located in Arlington (Texas Stadium, their previous home, was located in Irving), as are [[strike:The Ballpark in Arlington]] Globe Life Park, the Texas Rangers' home field, and College Park Center, home to the WNBA's Dallas Wings. Going even further than that, FC Dallas play their home games in Toyota Park, up in Frisco. However, the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars play their home games in the American Airlines Center, located right outside of downtown Dallas and Dallas, well within city limits.
limits, and even located literally less than a thousand feet from a public transportation station.



*** The Texas Rangers are in Globe Life Park in Arlington. They don't represent the whole state, considering the Houston Astros are a division rival.

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*** The Texas Rangers are in [[strike:The Ballpark]] Globe Life Park in Arlington, though plans have been made for a larger stadium to be constructed in the future, still in Arlington. They don't represent the whole state, considering the Houston Astros are a division rival.rival, and even won a title before the Rangers did.



*** Southlake is more to the southwest of Grapevine Lake than to the south of it. Westlake averts this, being directly to the west and being right next to Southlake.

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*** Southlake is more to the southwest west of Grapevine Lake than to the south of it. Westlake averts this, being directly to the west and being right next to Southlake.



*** The University of Texas at Arlington.. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin at Arlington]].

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*** The University of Texas at Arlington..Arlington... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin at Arlington]].
17th Oct '17 1:29:14 PM Rytex
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Also, IdSoftware was founded in Dallas and is currently headquartered in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite. Creator/GearboxSoftware likewise is located in Plano. Comic book wise, it's the base of operations for ''Viper Comics'' was was responsible for the ''Series/TheMiddleman'' and Dead @ 17.


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Also, IdSoftware was founded in Dallas and is currently headquartered in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite. Creator/GearboxSoftware likewise is located in Plano.Frisco (right across the street from FC Dallas, as a matter of fact). Comic book wise, it's the base of operations for ''Viper Comics'' was was responsible for the ''Series/TheMiddleman'' and Dead @ 17.

7th Sep '17 9:50:24 AM Rytex
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The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, most commonly known as "The Metroplex", "DFW", or the "Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex" (or, even more archaically, the Golden Triangle) is the [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Lone Star State]]'s largest metropolitan area, the fourth largest in the USA, and the second largest (behind #2 - UsefulNotes/LosAngeles) to be contained entirely within one state [[note]]As #1 NYC spills over into New Jersey and Connecticut and metro Chicago (#3) has outer suburbs in Indiana and Wisconsin.[[/note]]. DFW sprang up along the diamond-shaped swath of land where I-35 splits into Eastern and Western corridors 35 miles south of the Oklahoma border, and continues a good 100 miles southward until the highway joins up again near Waco. Dallas and Ft. Worth have a population of 1.2 million and 750,000 people, respectively, and there are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas–Fort_Worth_Metroplex#Cities_with_over_100.2C000_population 13 cities]] within the Metroplex with a population greater than 100,000. Despite the name, it does not (as far as we know) [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} have the ability to convert into a giant robot]].

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The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, most commonly known as "The Metroplex", "DFW", or the "Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex" (or, even more archaically, the Golden Triangle) is the [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Lone Star State]]'s largest metropolitan area, the fourth largest in the USA, and the second largest (behind #2 - UsefulNotes/LosAngeles) to be contained entirely within one state [[note]]As #1 NYC spills over into New Jersey and Connecticut and metro Chicago (#3) has outer suburbs in Indiana and Wisconsin.[[/note]]. DFW sprang up along the diamond-shaped swath of land where I-35 splits into Eastern and Western corridors 35 miles south of the Oklahoma border, and continues a good 100 miles southward until the highway joins up again near Waco. Dallas and Ft. Worth have a population of 1.2 27 million and 750,000 815,000 people, respectively, and there are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas–Fort_Worth_Metroplex#Cities_with_over_100.2C000_population 13 14 cities]] within the Metroplex with a population greater than 100,000.100,000 (D and FW included). Despite the name, it does not (as far as we know) [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} have the ability to convert into a giant robot]].



The Metroplex is also home to several sports teams and stadia, most of whom are based in Dallas despite their stadium being in another suburb. NASCAR's Texas Motor Speedway, for instance, lies at the intersection of TX114 and I-35W, which is within the city limits of Fort Worth and just outside of the Roanoke/Westlake/Southlake/Trophy Club limits. As well, the Dallas Cowboys' [[strike:Cowboys]] AT&T Stadium is located in Arlington (Texas Stadium, their previous home, was located in Irving), as are [[strike:The Ballpark in Arlington]] Globe Life Park, the Texas Rangers' home field, and College Park Center, home to the WNBA's Dallas Wings. Going even further than that, FC Dallas play their home games in Toyota Park, up in Frisco. However, the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars play their home games in the American Airlines Center, located right outside of downtown Dallas and well within city limits.

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The Metroplex is also home to several sports teams and stadia, most of whom are based in Dallas despite their stadium being in another suburb. NASCAR's Texas Motor Speedway, for instance, lies at the intersection of TX114 TX-114 and I-35W, which is within the city limits of Fort Worth and just outside of the Roanoke/Westlake/Southlake/Trophy Club limits. As well, the Dallas Cowboys' [[strike:Cowboys]] AT&T Stadium is located in Arlington (Texas Stadium, their previous home, was located in Irving), as are [[strike:The Ballpark in Arlington]] Globe Life Park, the Texas Rangers' home field, and College Park Center, home to the WNBA's Dallas Wings. Going even further than that, FC Dallas play their home games in Toyota Park, up in Frisco. However, the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars play their home games in the American Airlines Center, located right outside of downtown Dallas and well within city limits.



There are currently four transit agencies in the Metroplex: The T (Fort Worth), DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit), the DCTA (Denton County Transportation Authority), and [=CleTran=]. DART is the largest, and serves Dallas, as well as some of Dallas's suburbs, with bus, light rail, and commuter rail service. Many suburbs have elected not to participate, however, including all but one of the southern suburbs of Dallas (Glenn Heights being the exception). On the other hand, most of the northern suburbs (notably Richardson, Garland, and Plano), participate in DART, though there are exceptions there too. In addition to the regular bus service, DART is greatly expanding as far as metro (light rail) service goes, and as of June 2014 has four lines: the Red Line from southwest Dallas through Downtown and up through Richardson and Plano; the Blue Line from south Dallas through Downtown and up into Rowlett; the Green Line, which extends from southeast Dallas northwest through Downtown and up into the northwestern suburbs of Farmers Branch and Carrollton; and most recently the Orange Line, which reaches from DFW Airport through Irving, meeting up with the Green Line, following it through Downtown, and then following the Red Line up into Plano the rest of the way. Future plans also call for a commuter rail line from west Plano to DFW Airport along the Cotton Belt railway, which will connect to the future Fort Worth 'T' commuter rail line at the airport.

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There are currently four transit agencies in the Metroplex: The T (Fort Worth), DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit), the DCTA (Denton County Transportation Authority), and [=CleTran=]. [=CleTran=].

DART is the largest, and serves Dallas, as well as some of Dallas's suburbs, with bus, light rail, and commuter rail service. Many suburbs have elected not to participate, however, including all but one of the southern suburbs of Dallas (Glenn Heights being the exception). On the other hand, most of the northern suburbs (notably Richardson, Garland, and Plano), participate in DART, though there are exceptions there too. In addition to the regular bus service, DART is greatly expanding as far as metro (light rail) service goes, and as of June 2014 has four lines: the Red Line from southwest Dallas through Downtown and up through Richardson and Plano; the Blue Line from south Dallas through Downtown and up into Rowlett; the Green Line, which extends from southeast Dallas northwest through Downtown and up into the northwestern suburbs of Farmers Branch and Carrollton; and most recently the Orange Line, which reaches from DFW Airport through Irving, meeting up with the Green Line, following it through Downtown, and then following the Red Line up into Plano the rest of the way. Future plans also call for a commuter rail line from west Plano to DFW Airport along the Cotton Belt railway, which will connect to the future Fort Worth 'T' commuter rail line at the airport.



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7th Sep '17 9:16:16 AM Rytex
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* YouCanPanicNow: In late August 2017 in the wake of [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Hurricane Harvey hitting Houston horribly]], one of the main gas lines from the state of Texas to New York was damaged, and several gas facilities in Houston shut down. DFW news media informed the public that there could possibly be a gas shortage and encouraged everyone to stock up. What followed was "Gas-pocalypse," a series of days in which gas almost became a precious resource within the Metroplex, with stations routinely running out, prices going through the roof, people filling up buckets and trash cans with gas just in case, and literal mile-long lines just to fill up. It got so bad that the effects was felt as far away as San Antonio. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero But according to several experts, no shortage would have happened if the media had not hyped up such a shortage]] and [[StiffUpperLip people acted no differently.]]

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* YouCanPanicNow: In late August 2017 in the wake of [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Hurricane Harvey hitting Houston horribly]], one of the main gas lines from the state of Texas to New York was damaged, and several gas facilities in Houston shut down. DFW news media informed the public that there could possibly be a gas shortage and encouraged everyone to stock up. What followed was "Gas-pocalypse," a series of days in which gas almost became a precious resource within the Metroplex, with stations routinely running out, prices going through the roof, people filling up buckets and trash cans with gas just in case, and literal mile-long lines just to fill up. It got so bad that the effects was felt as far away as San Antonio. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero But according to several experts, no shortage would have happened if the media had not hyped up such a shortage]] and [[StiffUpperLip people acted no differently.]]]] It lasted only all of about five days, and after that gas delivery resumed as normal.
7th Sep '17 9:14:51 AM Rytex
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* YouCanPanicNow: In late August 2017 in the wake of [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Hurricane Harvey hitting Houston horribly]], one of the main gas lines from the state of Texas to New York was damaged, and several gas facilities in Houston shut down. DFW news media informed the public that there could possibly be a gas shortage and encouraged everyone to stock up. What followed was "Gas-pocalypse," a series of days in which [[gas almost became a precious resource within the Metroplex, with stations routinely running out, prices going through the roof, people filling up buckets and trash cans with gas just in case, and literal mile-long lines just to fill up. It got so bad that the effects was felt as far away as San Antonio. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero But according to several experts, no shortage would have happened if the media had not hyped up such a shortage]] and [[StiffUpperLip people acted no differently.]]

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* YouCanPanicNow: In late August 2017 in the wake of [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Hurricane Harvey hitting Houston horribly]], one of the main gas lines from the state of Texas to New York was damaged, and several gas facilities in Houston shut down. DFW news media informed the public that there could possibly be a gas shortage and encouraged everyone to stock up. What followed was "Gas-pocalypse," a series of days in which [[gas gas almost became a precious resource within the Metroplex, with stations routinely running out, prices going through the roof, people filling up buckets and trash cans with gas just in case, and literal mile-long lines just to fill up. It got so bad that the effects was felt as far away as San Antonio. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero But according to several experts, no shortage would have happened if the media had not hyped up such a shortage]] and [[StiffUpperLip people acted no differently.]]
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* YouCanPanicNow: In late August 2017 in the wake of [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Hurricane Harvey hitting Houston horribly]], one of the main gas lines from the state of Texas to New York was damaged, and several gas facilities in Houston shut down. DFW news media informed the public that there could possibly be a gas shortage and encouraged everyone to stock up. What followed was "Gas-pocalypse," a series of days in which [[gas almost became a precious resource within the Metroplex, with stations routinely running out, prices going through the roof, people filling up buckets and trash cans with gas just in case, and literal mile-long lines just to fill up. It got so bad that the effects was felt as far away as San Antonio. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero But according to several experts, no shortage would have happened if the media had not hyped up such a shortage]] and [[StiffUpperLip people acted no differently.]]
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* FandomRivalry: The University of Texas vs. the University of Oklahoma. And when the annual Red River Shootout game comes to Dallas every year? Dear ''God.''

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* FandomRivalry: The University of Texas vs. the University of Oklahoma. And when the annual Red River Shootout game comes to Dallas town every year? year (the Cotton Bowl stadium, in Dallas, is within a few miles of being exactly halfway between the two campuses, and they always play each other there instead of at either team's home stadium)? Dear ''God.''
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