Dallas- A prominent inland port
Dallas is the third largest city in the state of Texas. It is located in North Texas. Dallas is a major city in the American South. Dallas was founded in eighteen hundred and forty one and was formally incorporated as a city in February eighteen hundred and fifty six. The economy of city is primarily based on banking, commerce, telecommunications, computer technology, energy, healthcare and medical research, transportation and logistics. Dallas is home to third largest concentration of Fortune five hundred companies in United States. Dallas, in the meantime have become the main core of the largest metropolitan area in the United States that lacks any navigable links to sea. The city’s historical importance as a center for oil and cotton industries and its position along numerous railroad lines made it prominent. Dallas is the east-west and north- south focal point of interstate highway system with the convergence of four major interstate highways in the city, along with a fifth interstate loop around the city. In this context, bus companies have a major role to play. They offer services of bus charter, bus rental, coach rental, school bus rental, coach bus rental, mini bus rental and party bus rental. Dallas has developed a strong industrial and financial sector. Largely due to the presence of Dallas- Fort Worth International Airport which is one of the largest and busiest airports in the world, Dallas has managed to be a major inland port.
Dallas, as is the case of many other cities in the world, was founded along a river. In the days before ferries and bridges, the city was founded at the location of “white rock crossing” of Trinity River where it was easier for wagons to cross the river. Though not imminently navigable, Trinity River is the major waterway through the city. The river is flanked by tall earthen levees on both sides to protect city from frequent floods. White Rock Lake which is a reservoir constructed in the beginning of twentieth century is other significant water feature of Dallas. The lake and surrounding park is a popular destination for boaters, rowers, joggers and bikers. The visitors who are looking for a respite from city also throng here. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the eastern shore of this lake. White Rock Creek feeds into it and exits into Trinity River. Bachman Lake is a smaller lake also popular as recreational space. Lake Ray Hubbard, Mountain Creek Lake and North Lake are the other prominent water bodies of Dallas.
Dallas has a humid subtropical climate. Winters in Dallas are generally mild. Spring and autumn bring pleasant weather to Dallas. Vibrant wild flowers bloom in spring and it is a sight to behold along highways.