Dal­las thinks big

Travel Bulletin - - USA -

With Dal­las-fort Worth now eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble to Aus­tralians via Qan­tas’ A380 non-stop ser­vice from Syd­ney, there are many op­tions in the twin-city metro­plex for Aussie vis­i­tors. Dal­las is con­stantly grow­ing, with ma­jor projects this year in­clud­ing the revitalisation of the down­town Dal­las Farm­ers Mar­ket. As well as boost­ing ca­pac­ity for this vi­brant precinct, the pro­ject will see the ad­di­tion of res­i­den­tial units and 25,000 square feet of shop­ping – per­fect for a bit of retail ther­apy. It’s sched­uled for com­ple­tion by the end of 2016. Dal­las has also just launched the lat­est phase of a mod­ern street­car sys­tem which makes it eas­ier to get around. The “hy­brid-elec­tric” sys­tem can run with­out an over­head wire – mean­ing it can cross a 1.6km-long bridge in­cluded in the route on the Hous­ton Street Viaduct. Dal­las Area Rapid Tran­sit (DART) says the sys­tem joins down­town to the Oak Cliffs Art District, and will later be ex­tended to the Omni Dal­las Ho­tel.

Dal­las Farm­ers Mar­ket, Diann L’roy

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