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The Oak Cliff streetcar could reach Uptown five or six years from now.

A City Council committee gave preliminary approval for a plan to create the $92-million streetcar extension from Union Station to Cedar Springs Road via Commerce and Elm streets.

The Mobility Solutions, Infrastructure and Sustainability Committee on Monday also approved plans for a DART subway through Downtown. That underground line also would run along Commerce and Elm.

Council members considered several alternatives for the streetcar route, but analysis showed that the Elm/Commerce route would offer the most positive economic impact. Find the full presentation here.

The full City Council is expected to approve the DART-funded extension in September. And construction could begin as soon as 2023.