Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Did you know...?

I realized while researching something that I'd forgotten to post this morning, and I came across in trying to find something else and was kinda impressed. Straight from Wikipedia, regarding "Transportation", so take it with however many grains of salt you feel are necessary. It's the second paragraph that impressed me.

Texans have historically had difficulties traversing Texas due to the state's large size and rough terrain. Texas has compensated by building both America's largest highway and railway systems in length. The regulatory authority, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) maintains the state's immense highway system, regulates aviation, and public transportation systems.

Located centrally in North America, the state is an important transportation hub. From the Dallas/Fort Worth area, trucks can reach 93 percent of the nation's population within 48 hours, and 37 percent within 24 hours. Texas has 33 foreign trade zones (FTZ), the most in the nation. In 2004, a combined total of $298 billion of goods passed though Texas FTZs.

Most things really are bigger in Texas. True fact. :)

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