Elon Musk plans to build tunnel to Dodger Stadium

by Steven Clarke August 19, 2018, 0:09
Elon Musk plans to build tunnel to Dodger Stadium

It's been dubbed The Dugout Loop.

"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". Traffic can get back up for miles, and often competes with rush hour surrounding downtown, causing fans to sit frustrated in their cars while simply attempting to get to the baseball game on time. The company also credits the strong economy and low unemployment rates for putting more money in people's pockets. Given the initiative's nascent stages, seats will be limited to 1,400 passengers per game - that's around 2.5% of the Dodger Stadium capacity.

"This not only will solve traffic issues to and from the stadium, but it will give an economic boost to places around Dodger Stadium", Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti told ESPN.

"With 56,000 fans attending a Dodger game, we are confident of success for the gondola and there is ample opportunity for other transit options including the Dugout Loop to succeed".

The ride to and from the station will take four minutes, and fans can expect to be charged in the region of one dollar (78p) for the privilege.

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A mock-up of what the western terminus will look like, with electric skates being lowered into the tunnel.

The Boring Co. said construction would not affect Metro stations or lead to any road closures.

The top and bottom of the tunnel will be approximately 30 and 44 feet below the ground surface, respectively.

The fares haven't been finalized, but are expected to be about $1, the proposal notes. The Boring Company will pay for all construction itself, without funding from the city. From the company's press release: "the Initial Study (IS) and Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the Dugout Loop process will be available for public review from August 16, 2018 to September 17, 2018".

Now, Musk is out with a plan for a Los Angeles tunnel system that makes even less sense.

The company previously announced plans for a tunnel under Sepulveda Boulevard, from north of Pico Boulevard in West Los Angeles to Washington Boulevard in Culver City.

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