At the center of the largest metropolitan area in the state ranked best for business, home to three professional sports teams, the largest business park in North Texas, and one of the fastest growing research institutions in the United States, there are many big reasons businesses should be in Arlington.

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Transportation

Highway maps of City of ArlingtonArlington’s fully integrated transportation network provides access to Texas, the nation, and markets around the globe affording businesses with a strategic advantage second-to-none. Arlington’s proximity to other major metropolitan areas within the state makes it a central hub for doing business both domestically and internationally. Arlington’s highway and transportation network is served by two Interstate Highways, I-20 and I-30, both running East and West. Other limited-access freeways include U.S. Highway 287, State Highway 360, and close proximity to State Highway 161 (George Bush Turnpike), which also runs North and South making anywhere in the Metroplex accessible within a 30-minute drive. Other major U.S. and State highways connect this north central location to commerce activity in neighboring states as well.

American Airlines departing from DFW International AirportDFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
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Arlington is approximately 8 miles (13 km) from DFW International Airport. DFW International Airport is the world’s fourth busiest airport in terms of aircraft movement. It offers more than 1,900 flights per day and serves 60 million passengers a year. Ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for large Airports” in North America by J.D. Power and Associates, and named as 2006’s “Best Airport for Customer Service in the Americas” by an Airports Council International survey of passengers, DFW International Airport provides nonstop service to 135 domestic and 36 international destinations worldwide.

DFW AIRPORT FOREIGN TRADE ZONE

Dallas-Fort Worth Airport’s international cargo has grown 75 percent since 2002, reaching 281,486 metric tonnes in 2006. As the major mid-continent gateway to the world, DFW continues to boast impressive yearly increases in international cargo. Currently, fifteen cargo carriers from the world have found a smarter way to ship at DFW Airport.

ARLINGTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORTOutside view of Arlington Munciple Airport building
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Recently ranked by the Dallas Business Journal as the DFW Metroplex’s busiest general aviation airport, the Arlington Municipal Airport is a full-service “reliever” airport that is owned and operated by the City of Arlington. The airport encompasses 500 acres and serves as home to over 300 aircrafts. Runway 16/34 is 6,080 ft. x 100 ft. with medium intensity lighting and a full parallel taxiway. The Air traffic control tower is operational from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Two published instrument approaches are available to assist aircraft operations in inclement weather. The city owns and operates 96 t-hangars, a 10,000 sq. ft. maintenance hangar, 140 tie-down spaces, and a 7,000 sq. ft. terminal building.

METRO ARLINGTONXPRESS
Metro ArlingtonXpress transportation buswww.ridethemax.com

Work in Downtown Arlington? Go to school at UT Arlington? Want to get out and explore attractions in Fort Worth, Dallas, and the rest of the Metroplex? Metro ArlingtonXpress is a partnership between the City of Arlington, the T, TRE, DART, Arlington Chamber of Commerce and University of Texas at Arlington. Buses make regular trips between the Trinity Railway Express Centre Port and DFW Airport Stations and UT Arlington’s College Park Center.

UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD
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Arlington is served by the Union Pacific (U.P.) Railroad, the largest railroad in North America. U.P. operates its main transcontinental route through Arlington and serves the Great Southwest Industrial Park, General Motors, and other local industries located along one of their most active east-west lines.

INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION NETWORK

The 360-acre Dallas Intermodal Terminal (DIT) is located just 12 miles from downtown Dallas and is designed to support the growing intermodal volume in the region. This central location provides quick access to the counties that comprise 97 percent of the Dallas Metroplex’s population and is in direct proximity to the five fastest growing counties.