IT IS A WELL KNOWN SAYING THAT EVERYTHING IS BIGGER
IN TEXAS - WELL SO ARE THE TRAFFIC JAMS.
THAT'S ON AN EVERY DAY BASIS - THROW IN THE FINAL
FOUR AND BIG GETS EVEN BIGGER.
NEWS THREE'S DAVE DELOZIER HAS BEEN LOOKING INTO HOW
DALLAS PLANS ON DEALING WITH THIS.
SUSAN - IT WOULD BE ONE THING IF THEY ONLY HAD TO
DEAL WITH ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE COMING HERE
BUT THIS IS ONE OF 14 LARGE EVENTS TAKING PLACE IN
THE DALLAS AREA THIS WEEK.
AND IF YOU ARE COMING DOWN HERE FROM WISCONSIN FOR
THE GAME - PREPARE TO GET IN LINE.
still solid backups onto i 20 in both directions because
of the wreck
rush hour traffic in dallas...it is not very good.
it is pretty bad.
yeah, big time backups on the northbound side of 635
TO GET FROM HERE TO THERE.
but you've got more brake lights up ahead as you try
to move through bethany.
YOU GET TO MAKE THE DRIVE WITH ABOUT A HALF A MILLION
OF YOUR CLOSES FRIENDS.
its getting more congested and more people move here.
AND EVEN THOUGH THE SIGNS MAY SAY ONE THING - YOU'RE
SPEEDOMETER TELLS YOU - NOT TODAY.
oh, its just frustrating and waiting to get nowhere
AND WHILE EVERY DAY IS BAD ENOUGH.
traffic is pretty ornery in dallas.
that has traffic backed up onto i 20.
THIS WEEK THE ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR IS LITTERED WITH
so we think we're prepared for 100,000 people a day,
the city of dallas is telling us to expect 100,000
IN ADDITION TO THE FINAL FOUR - THREE LARGE CONCERTS
- A NASCAR RACE - THE STATE'S LARGEST BEER FESTIVAL
AND 8 OTHER LARGE EVENTS ARE HAPPENING HERE THIS WEEK.
this is really going to be, i think a first.
BECAUSE OF ALL OF THIS.
in dallas i-30 west bound traffic remains slow.
GRAY GARZA IS DOING WHAT TRANSIT OFFICIALS ARE ASKING
OTHER TO DO - USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.
for this particular weekend, knowing it is a four
day event DART is adding additional trains, we're
putting additional cars on each of our trains.
THEY ARE HOPING PEOPLE WILL USE THE LARGEST LIGHT
RAIL SYSTEM IN THE COUNTRY INSTEAD OF SITTING HERE.
now the george bush is starting to get crowded too
THERE'S ANOTHER OPTION - AND GRAY GARZA PLANS TO TAKE
i think i'm probably just going to hang out at home
and let the madness ensue.
DART - THE REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY HERE - ALSO
PLANS ON INCREASING BUS SERVICE AND EXTENDING THEIR
HOURS OF OPERATION.
BUT SUSAN FOR ANYONE COMING DOWN FOR THE GAME FROM
WISCONSIN - KEEP IN MIND NOT
ONLY IS EVERY THING BIGGER IN TEXAS - THIS WEEK EVERYTHING
WILL TAKE A LITTLE LONGER TO GET TO.
-- SUSAN --