The Boring Company dropped one of its L.A. projects

The Boring Company dropped one of its L.A. projects

November 28, 2018 0 By The Tubist

Elon Musk’s Boring Company on Tuesday announced that it has pulled the plug on a project for a high-tech transportation tunnel below the 405 freeway along Los Angeles’ Westside.

In a statement, the Boring Company asserted that the withdrawal was caused by a settlement with community groups that sued the city of Los Angeles for trying to avoid an environmental review process.

“The parties (The Boring Company, Brentwood Residents Coalition, Sunset Coalition, and Wendy-Sue Rosen) have amicably settled the matter of Brentwood Residents Coalition et al. v. City of Los Angeles (TBC — The Boring Company),” a statement sent by a Boring spokesman said. “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 last-mentioned enterprise is called the Dugout Loop High-Speed Transportation Project. It would, during the game days, move the fans from the Vermont Avenue subway station to the ballpark three miles away via “a fleet of autonomous all-electric modified Tesla Model X platforms”.

The project is supported by the L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, but there’s no any response from his office at this point.