Elon Musk’s Dugout Loop to Get Public Hearing at Dodger Stadium
Posted Tuesday, August 28 – 1:00 p.m.
A plan to build what is billed as a zero- emissions, high-speed, underground public transportation system from the Hollywood area to Dodger Stadium will be the subject of a public hearing Tuesday at the ballpark.
Officials from The Boring Co. and the city are set to make presentations on the project and an overview of the environmental review process, as well as receive comments from the public.
The Boring Co. is owned by tech tycoon Elon Musk, who has also proposed building other similar tunnel systems around the city to help alleviate traffic. Musk is not expected to attend the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The approximately 3.6-mile Dugout Loop underground tunnel would run from Dodger Stadium to property owned by The Boring Co. near the Vermont/Sunset, Vermont/Santa Monica or Vermont/Beverly Metro Red Line stations.
The tunnel would be entirely privately financed and not require any tax money, the company has said.
Passengers will ride in “autonomous electric skates” propelled by multiple electric motors carrying eight to 16 people. They will travel at 125- 150 miles per hour for a trip that will take less than four minutes and cost around $1, according to the company.
The tunnel will be entirely beneath public right-of-way or land owned or leased by The Boring Co.
Construction of the tunnel and two “1oop lifts,” the surface points at which riders will access the loop system, is expected to last up to 14 months, but The Boring Co. has said it would likely be completed in “much less” time.
Both the Dodgers and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti have expressed support for exploring the project.
Dugout Loop’s initial study and notice of preparation will be available for public review through Sept. 17.