Boring Company launches strategic projects to build subway tunnel to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles
Boring Company, an infrastructure and tunnel construction firm established by Elon Musk, proposed a strategic project to launch a privately funded underground train tunnel in East Hollywood that would transport people to Dodger Stadium in less than 4 minutes by electric vehicle. The plan is designed to create solutions to constant traffic problems for baseball fans.
People who ride the car to games are chronically late due to traffic. In efforts to avoid the stop-and-go traffic in Los Angeles, the company aims to build underground high-speed vehicles that will take approximately 1,400 passengers to games through a tunnel called “The Dugout Loop.” The cost of tunnel construction planning is undisclosed.
“The Dugout Loop will be good for fans and neighbors, providing another fast and affordable way for people to get to home games while helping to reduce traffic in the neighborhoods surrounding Dodger stadium,” Los Angeles Dodgers’ chief financial officer Tucker Kain said, according to ESPN.
The project of the underground public transportation tunnel, which focuses efforts to reduce the city’s traffic problems, is believed to be completed within 14 months. Sources with knowledge of the project said the fare for a subway ride to the stadium is $1 per person and per trip. Subway tickets can be purchased by phone, in person or through the company’s mobile app.
Musk, a billionaire who also founded energy storage company, Tesla, launched Boring Company in 2016 after being inspired by the traffic difficulties in the Los Angeles area that hopes to find solutions to traffic issues. As part of the public-private partnership, the city is able to receive a funding from private investors — not taxpayers — that raises money for the infrastructure projects.
“This not only will solve traffic issues to and from the stadium, but it will give an encomium boost to places around Dodger Stadium,” Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti said in an interview with ESPN on Wednesday. “People are now going to be in restaurants and bars, because they have more time, instead of just sitting in their cars.”
In addition to the project for Dodger stadium, multiple media outlets reported in June that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board and the city’s mayor are already committed to working on fast-track transit projects for the 2028 Summer Olympics, the biggest sporting event that will be held in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Dodgers ranked the number one in the Major League Baseball in attendance since 2013.
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