Elon Musks Boring Company has abandoned its plans to build a massive underground tunnel under the Los Angeles Westside. The…
Elon Musks Boring Company has abandoned its plans to build a massive underground tunnel under the Los Angeles Westside.
The company announced its decision on Tuesday that came after several residents groups sued the city of Los Angeles over its plan to free the project – called the Test Tunnel – from environmental reviews.
The tunnel would have been driven for about two miles from a parking lot at SpaceX headquarters, said the company’s website at that time. It was due to open on December 10, Musk tweeted in October.
The company came up with the idea of the 2017 project.
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A spokesman from Boring Company said in a statement quoted by NBC News and The Daily Beast:
“The Boring Company, Brentwood Residents Coalition , Sunset Coalition and Wendy-Sue Rosen) have kindly settled the issue of Brentwood Residents Coalition and others v. Los Angeles (TBC – The Boring Company).
“The Boring Company no longer seeks development of the Sepulveda test tunnel and instead strives to build a working tunnel at Dodger Stadium. “
Dodger Stadium Tunnel – named Dugout Loop – was going to fly fans from subway lines to the ballpark.
The approximately three-mile trip would take four minutes and cost $ 1, says the company.
Musket’s tweeted footage of the company’s drill completing its first tunnel less than two weeks ago.
Musk told the podium “Joe Rogan Experience” in September that The Boring Company “began as a joke” and the thought of tunneling under Los Angeles was born of “desperation.”
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