Musk's Boring Company proposes L.A. tunnel to Dodger Stadium

17 August, 2018, 02:20 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • Proposed routes for the Dugout Loop

However, despite these setbacks, Musk has announced new plans for his underground drilling firm The Boring Company - most famous for selling handheld flamethrowers - to drill an underground tunnel to the Dodgers stadium in Los Angeles.

At least initially, the Dugout Loop clientele would be limited to about 1,400 people per event, or roughly 2.5 percent of stadium capacity. Once finished, the tunnel will have electric skates traveling at 125-150 miles per hour, carrying 8-18 passengers each, for the cost of roughly $1 per ride (though the FAQ points out that the fares aren't finalized). According to the information there, the construction of the Dugout Loop shouldn't take more than 14 months. Each neighborhood has an LA Metro station that could be used, and The Boring Company proposes that it would buy a piece of property within walking distance of that station to set up its own station. After that, The Department of Public Works would need to ensure the route is safe, and the company would then have to secure the necessary permits and city council approval.

"We were excited when the Boring Company came to us with this project,"said Tucker Kain, CFO of the Los Angeles Dodgers, in a statement".

Musk says Dugout Loop will begin at the Dodger Stadium property and will proceed under Vin Scully Avenue and Sunset Boulevard. The Boring Co. says that number could increase based on city and community feedback.

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For a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the only thing worse than watching the baseball team lose might be the drive to and from Dodger Stadium.

The Boring Company also has proposed plans to build a tunnel connecting the downtown areas of Washington and Baltimore, delivering passengers in just 15 minutes, along with a tunnel connecting downtown Chicago with O'Hare International Airport.

On Wednesday, Musk's Boring Company announced the Dugout Loop via a tweet that included a link to the project on the company's website.



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