Dallas City Council approved a transportation plan on Wednesday that includes an elevated people mover for the Dallas International District.

The decisions shows that wheels are turning on a plan to transform the former Valley View mall and surrounding area into a 445-acre “live-work-play community.”

The automated system would run on a 2.2-mile track so that people can move about the district’s homes, offices, restaurants and parks without getting in their cars. It would also connect to DART and other means of public transportation.

City Council adopted the plan unanimously, and it allows the city to seek grants and federal funding to pay for the system, which could cost an estimated $95 million to purchase and install and $1.4 million a year to maintain.

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