Transportation
The companies featured in the following pages are local leaders in the growing event transportation industry. No event is too big for these experienced professionals. From limos and buses, to trolleys and antique cars, contact these service providers to transform your ordinary business meeting into an extravagant affair.

Air Travel
The Metroplex is served by nine international and 19 domestic airlines via DFW International Airport, Love Field, Alliance Airport and 11 surrounding reliever airports. The City of Dallas operates Dallas Executive Airport just south of downtown and a public-use heliport/ vertiport near the convention center. Adding to the city’s overall convenience, direct flight time from Dallas/Fort Worth to nearly any city in the continental United States takes four hours or less.

Dallas/FortWorth International Airport
This massive airport is recognized as the world’s third largest in land mass and third busiest in operations. Dallas/Fort Worth International handled 685,491 operations and nearly 60 million passengers in 2007, including 724,140.3 metric tons of cargo and more than 5 million international passengers. There are seven runways, five terminals and 152 boarding gates. The consolidated International Terminal D is capable of serving 32,000 passengers per day and its customs facility can process up to 2,800 people per hour. The airport features three FAA control towers, eight Samsung Mobile Travel Centers, manned information booths and high-speed wireless Internet access in all terminals, nonstop service to 173 destinations and approximately 62 daily international nonstop departures.

Love Field
Just 20 minutes and seven miles from Dallas’s central business district, Love Field has long been a hub for regional business and commuter travel. This general-use airport near Cedar Springs at Mockingbird Lane is owned and operated by the City of Dallas. The facility serves 7 million passengers a year. This airport is home base for Southwest Airlines, which redefined the concept of customer service. Also servicing Love Field travelers is Express Jet and American Airlines/American Eagle. Seven fullservice, fixed-base operators at Love Field provide a variety of services including fuel, maintenance, hangar rentals and charters.

Expected to have significant impact on travel to and from Dallas/Fort Worth in the years to come, the Wright Amendment Reform Act was approved by Congress in late 2006. This agreement ended two decades of air travel controversy, paving the way for more equitable airline competition and lower airfares. The compromise could draw an estimated 2 million new passengers annually to North Texas and produce fare savings of $259 million per year, according to DFW International Airport.

Ground Transportation
Transportation efficiency is an essential element of any corporate business meeting or hosting event. The Metroplex complements this belief with a carefully orchestrated infrastructure of roadways. To further support ground mobility, Dallas/Fort Worth is noted with the highest utilization rate of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes of any major metropolitan area in the country.

Shuttles/Taxis
Hold onto your luggage—airport shuttle services are considered an efficient and affordable method of transportation for visitors to the city. Both airports in the Metroplex are amply supplied with ground transportation companies that run shuttles back and forth from hotels, parking lots, shopping venues and other popular pick-up/drop-off points. For more information about ground transportation at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, call 972-574-5878.

Rental Cars
Renting cars in the Metroplex is a common way of accommodating visitors to the city. Many of the top automobile rental companies have offices at DFW International Airport, Love Field, at some of the large local hotels such as the Westin Hotel Galleria and select Metroplex locations.

DFW International Airport also is home to the Consolidated Car Center. The two-story 130,000-square-foot car rental center sits on 250 acres and includes 10 individual car rental companies. The facility houses 5,000 cars within 1.4 million square feet of garage. The car center is approximately eight minutes from the most distant terminal. For more information, call 972-574-8970.

Limousines & Stretch SUVs
Arrive in style with an elegant and sophisticated limousine or indulge in a Texas-styled limousine such as a stretch SUV Excursion or Suburban.

Companies throughout the Metroplex area provide executive services allowing your business attendees to ride in style. No matter where you stay, a DFW-based service has a luxury line of vehicles to meet your needs.

Street Cars & Trolleys

For a creative way to travel, hook up with one of Dallas’s street cars or trolleys. McKinney Avenue Transit Authority invites you aboard its one of four authentic early 20th century restored trolley cars. The route travels from downtown Dallas to the McKinney Avenue entertainment district.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) also offers retro-styled trolley-buses that cater to downtown Dallas and surrounding areas. The trolley-buses accommodate 29 passengers, are wheelchair lift equipped and are a memorable way to travel either individually or reserved for a large group. For more information, call 214-979-1111.

Buses & Vans
One of the Metroplex’s favorite Mexican restaurants, On the Border, offers a fun way to pick up large groups around the downtown Dallas area and deliver them to the restaurant. The brightly colored bus is an innovative way to transport your group of 10 or more to lunch or dinner. The bus service is free to groups being picked up in downtown Dallas between 10:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. On weeknights and weekends, the bus costs $250 to rent and picks up outside of the downtown Dallas area such as from the American Airlines Center.

Certainly there are always the more traditional private bus charters that are in abundance throughout the Metroplex such as Coach USA, Eagle Tours and Dan Dipert Coaches.

DART is also a highly reliable resource for public bus transportation around the Metroplex. Equipped with wheel-chair lifts, DART offers paratransit bus and van service for eligible riders. Call 214-515-7272 for more information.

West End Carriages
For smaller more intimate groups, the West End offers charming horse-drawn carriages as a way to gallop along the streets in the West End Historic District. Enjoy the fresh air and admire the many restaurants, shops and tourists attractions along the way.

Rail
Amtrak
All aboard! Arriving at Union Station in downtown Dallas are Amtrak’s passenger trains. The station is connected by a pedestrian tunnel to the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Reunion Tower. Offering a wonderful traveling alternative, trains connect Dallas with Chicago and San Antonio. From Chicago, connections are available to the East Coast and from San Antonio, connections are available to New Orleans, Los Angeles and Florida. For more information about Amtrak, call 1-800-872-7245.

DART Light Rail & Trinity Railway Express (TRE)

DART connects the Metroplex via its convenient and modern light rail service reaching from Park Lane through downtown Dallas and extending to both West and South Oak Cliff. DART also offers the Trinity Railway Express that runs from Union Station in downtown Dallas to Irving, DFW International Airport, North Richland Hills and Fort Worth. Visit www.dart.org for information on getting around town.