Mixed Public Reaction on Elon Musk's Underground Tunnel Plans to Dodger Stadium

August 29, 2018 - 7:57 am

(KNX 1070) - There was mixed reaction from the public who got a first look at Elon Musk’s proposed plan to build a tunnel to Dodger Stadium to cut down on traffic.

The Boring Company told people at a meeting at Dodger Stadium Tuesday night the zero-emissions underground electric "Dugout Loop" wouldn’t be built under homes or businesses and would be safe in the event of an earthquake.

For the most part people at the meeting supported it. The city is just beginning the environmental review process for the project designed to reduce traffic. It could be a year before it would begin if it gets the Los Angeles City council’s approval.

The project is a high-speed, underground public transportation system to help people get to and from Dodger Stadium.   Musk's Boring Company unveiled plans for a so-called "Dugout Loop" earlier this month, which would connect the stadium to a Metro Red Line station in Los Feliz, East Hollywood or Rampart Village.

The company said the trip would take less than four minutes, cost about $1 and construction would take no more than 14 months. The approximately 3.6-mile tunnel will run from Dodger Stadium to property owned by The Boring Company. It will be entirely privately financed.

KNX reporter Claudia Peschiutta:

This Dodgers fan liked the idea:

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