Elon Musks Boring Company has axed plans to build a massive tunnel under Los Angeles

https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-boring-company-abandons-la-westside-tunnel-plans-2018-11


Elon Musk
Elon Musk’s The Boring
Company has axed its Test Tunnel project.

AP

  • Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has axed its plans to
    build an approximately two-mile-long tunnel under western
    LA.
  • The decision came after several local residents groups
    sued the city over its plan to exempt the project from
    environmental regulations, and The Boring Company settled with
    them.
  • Musk previously said the tunnel would open on December
    10, and tweeted photos of its progress less than two weeks
    ago.

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has abandoned its plans to build a
massive subterranean tunnel under the Los Angeles Westside.

The company announced its decision on Tuesday, which came came
after several residents groups
sued the city
of Los Angeles over its plan to exempt the
project — known as the Test Tunnel — from environmental
reviews. 

The tunnel would have run for about two miles from a parking lot
at the SpaceX headquarters, the company’s website said at the time.
It was due to
open on December 10
, Musk tweeted in October.

The company came up with the idea for the project in 2017.


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boring company tunnel
What The Boring Company’s tunnel would have looked
like.

The Boring
Company


A Boring Company spokesman said in a statement, cited by
NBC News
and
The Daily Beast
:

“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).

“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 — named the Dugout Loop — would
ferry fans from subway lines to the ballpark.

The approximately three-mile trip would take four minutes and
cost $1, the company said.


Boring company Tunnel
How The Boring Company
envisioned its subterranean tunnel in an April 2017
video.


The Boring
Company/YouTube



Musk tweeted footage
of the company’s drill completing its first tunnel
 less
than two weeks ago.

Musk told the “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast in September that
The Boring Company “started
out as a joke
,” and that the idea to tunnel under Los Angeles
was born out of “desperation.”


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Elon Musk shared 2 videos of the Boring Company’s giant drill
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