By Megan and Megan Soll
August 20, 2014

Dallas/Fort Worth is the third busiest airport in the world (and larger than the island of Manhattan). It only makes sense that there’s now a way to easily travel from the hub into the city itself.

The Orange Line extension of DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) opened this week, and finally connects travelers and locals via light rail from Terminal A in DFW straight into downtown Dallas. This means visitors can access key destinations in the city, such as the popular Dallas Arts District and Fair Park, as well as large convention centers for business travel. The Terminal Link takes passengers between terminals within DFW, to get to or from Terminal A.

DART has also enhanced their system in recent years, the GoPass℠ app allows users to keep mobile tickets for the train on their smartphones, with no need for paper tickets or exact change. DART also has easy access to the recently renovated Dallas Love Field airport, the home for low-fare carrier Southwest Airlines.

Dallas has many more changes to come, including a new trolley system,and the ongoing expansion of its pedestrian areas and parks. The Trinity River Golf Course is a championship golf course opening in 2016, and the Trinity River Corridor Project will include 10,000 acres of greenway space, slated for 2017.

Megan Soll is Travel +Leisure's digital intern.