It looks like Elon Musk’s Boring Company has dropped the plans to dig another Los Angeles high-tech transportation tunnel following a settlement reached with community groups who have filed an environmental review lawsuit.
Initially, the city officials ruled that the tunnel would not require an environmental review because the tunnels would not be used to transport passengers but the community groups argued that Musk had different plans for the tunnel, as it would be only a part of a wider transportation network.
According to NBC News, a Boring Company spokesperson stated that “The Boring Company is no longer seeking the development of the Sepulveda test tunnel and instead seeks to construct an operational tunnel at Dodger Stadium.”
The Dodger Stadium tunnel, dubbed the Dugout Loop, is a 3.6 mile long tunnel that connects the stadium with a subway station. It’s supposed to work as a high-speed underground public transportation system which will be sending passengers to their destinations via electric vehicles that would travel from 125 to 150 miles per hour.
The Boring Company is also planning to open up a tunnel that will run over a mile under Hawthorne on December 10th which the passengers will be able to ride for free the next day.