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It’s like an underground highway for Teslas.
A lawsuit challenged LA’s proposal to expedite the project.
"I had a very well thought-out design," he says.
Called the "Dugout Loop," it would ferry passengers from East Hollywood or Los Feliz to the ballpark in 4 minutes.
"This is the only thing we can think of to address chronic traffic issues in major cities," he tells a crowd of about 300 people on the Westside.
Test tunnels for the "Loop" would be exempt from environmental analysis.
Here’s what three transportation and construction experts have to say about the billionaire's plan to dig tunnels in Los Angeles.
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The network of tunnels could connect popular destinations, including Dodger Stadium, Santa Monica, and LAX.
The tunnel would run along the 405 freeway. The SpaceX founder says it will eliminate "soul-destroying" traffic.
The two-mile tunnel will be used as a test site for the underground transportation system Musk wants to build in Los Angeles.
Tech companies have mastered the art of designing transportation choices that serve a self-selecting handful of people. Imagine if they focused that energy on solutions that served LA’s greatest public interest?
The mayor’s spokesperson tells us he, "welcomes the discussion of how innovative technology can improve quality of life in LA."
His Instagram page gives us a first person view of a ride aboard one of the sleds that would carry cars underneath LA.
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Elon Musk’s large-scale plan to build traffic-relieving tunnels has started small in Hawthorne, where Musk started digging on Friday.