As Los Angeles Dodgers fans are quite familiar with, getting to and from Dodger Stadium for a game is never easy due to traffic in and around the area.
That may be getting a lot easier in the near future though as Elon Musk’s The Boring Company recently announced a proposal for alternate and quicker transportation to the stadium.
They are calling it the “Dugout Loop” and it would be a “high-speed, zero-emissions, underground public transportation system, allowing fans to get from the Red Line to Dodger Stadium in under four minutes.”
The three places that the transportation would operate from is Los Feliz, East Hollywood, and Rampart Village neighborhoods (“western terminus”).
This would not be the only attempt to alleviate the heavy traffic going into and out of Dodger Stadium. This past April, the Dodgers and Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies LLC (ARTT) unveiled plans for an aerial rapid transit connection that will run from Union Station to Dodger Stadium. That aerial system is expected to begin operations in 2022.
Musk’s proposal is an underground tunnel that would run 30 feet below the ground surface and is only expected to take around 14 months to build. It would begin at the Dodger Stadium property and will proceed under Vin Scully Avenue and Sunset Boulevard.
As far as cost goes, the Dugout Loop would only cost $1 to ride and fans would be able to book their reservations in advance via a mobile app, over the phone or in person.
The Dugout Loop is expected to be able to carry 1,400 people, although if they receive positive feedback they may be able to expand that to 2,800.