Is Planning to Build a Tunnel to Transport Fans to Dodger Stadium

Three proposed routes for the Dugout Loop a proposed underground railway between East Hollywood and Dodger Stadium is seen in a map provided by the Boring Company

Elon Musk's The Boring Company to build tunnel aimed at reducing Dodger Stadium traffic

In a blog post published Thursday, the company detailed its vision for the Dugout Loop - a "zero-emissions, high-speed, underground public transportation system from the Los Feliz, East Hollywood, or Rampart Village neighborhoods ("western terminus") to Dodger Stadium in the City of Los Angeles". 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.

The trip will take about 4 minutes, according to the company. The route's eastern terminus would be on Dodger Stadium property, and the western terminus would be on property purchased by the Boring Company. 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.

"The objective of Dugout Loop is to help reduce traffic in Los Angeles by providing a clean and efficient public transportation option to Dodger Stadium", the company said. The initial documents are available for public review through September 17, and a public meeting will be held at Dodger Stadium on August 28. The Boring Co. says that number could increase based on city and community feedback. As for the other tens of thousands of people traveling to and from Dodger Stadium?

The Boring Company says it'll cover the cost of digging the roughly 3.6-mile tunnel with no public funding sought.

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Dubbed "The Dugout Loop", the high-speed system would be created to transport fans "from the Red Line to Dodger Stadium in under 4 minutes", the company said.

The company said it's working with L.A's Bureau of Engineering to start an environmental impact report.

Games at Dodger Stadium have been legendary for their late-arriving crowds because of traffic jams that prolong rush hour past the first pitch.

Musk expects construction on this project would last up to 14 months, though would actually take "likely much less".

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