Elon Musk Wants to Take Angelenos Out to the Ball Game

Proposed routes for the Dugout Loop

Dubbed the Dugout Loop, the company boasts the proposed high-speed rail will transport up to 16 passengers at a time at speeds as high as 150 miles per hour - all with zero emissions and "zero taxpayer dollars".

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. The Boring Company plans to position a number of their carriages at one end and sell tickets with fixed departure times. The western terminus will be located on private property owned by The Boring Company and will be located within the vicinity of a Metro Red Line station. If you ask Elon Musk, it's simple: Dig a tunnel.

The Boring Co. has released a mockup image of a futuristic-looking electric pod, which will ferry fans to and from the Dodger Stadium in style.

"The Boring Company has made technical progress much faster than expected and has chose to make its first tunnel in Los Angeles an operational one, hence Dugout Loop!" it said in its online project description. The company estimates that construction of the required underground tunnel and two loop lifts will take no more than 14 months, but "likely much less".

The Boring Company says that after it constructs the body of the tunnel, it will install concrete guideway shelves to keep the electric skates on track.

The company assures that noise from the tunneling will be basically undetectable from the street, as the tunnel will be 30 feet (9.1 meters) underground and deeper in some places if the tunnel might interfere with city infrastructure.

The fares haven't been finalized, but are expected to be about $1, the proposal notes.

Along the line of the tunnel, six ventilation/exit shafts will be constructed on private property, the company says. Rides will be reserved in advance, like a movie theater booking.

He's originally from South Africa, but apparently Elon Musk is a Los Angeles Dodgers fan.

The project will be available for public review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) starting August 16, but it's unclear when the construction could start.



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