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Arlington is a city in Tarrant County, Texas within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. According to a U.S Census Bureau release, as of 2007, Arlington had an estimated population of 371,038, maintaining its standing as Fort Worth's largest suburb and the third largest municipality in the Dallas- Fort Worth Metroplex. Arlington is the seventh largest city in Texas, and the 50th largest city in the United States.
Located approximately 12 miles east of downtown Fort Worth and 20 miles west of downtown Dallas, Arlington is home to the Texas Rangers' Ballpark and the theme parks Six Flags Over Texas, which is the original Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor and the newly completed Cowboys Stadium. The city borders Kennedale, Grand Prairie, MAnsfield, and Fort Worth, and surrounds the smaller communiteis of Dalwaorthington Gardens, and Pantego.
Arlington is the largest city in the United States not served by a comrehensive public transportation system. Boters have rejected a fixed-route bus transit system three times. However, Arlington has four transit systems targeting individual demographic groups. Handitran serves senior citizens and the disabled. Arlington hotels pay for a tourist-oriented shuttle bus system for their guests. The University of Texas at Arlington runs a shuttle service for college students. Lastly, Mission Arlington, an Arlington-run charity, has a bus system that circulates people needing various social services, as well as transportation to employment.
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