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Elon Musk Boring Company abandons plans for LA Westside tunnel


The Boring Company, by Elon Musk, abandoned its plans to build a huge underground tunnel on the west side of Los Angeles.

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

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

The idea of ​​the project came to the company in 2017.

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What would have been the tunnel of The Boring Company.
The boring company

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

"The parties (The Boring Company, Brentwood Residents Coalition, Sunset Coalition and Wendy-Sue Rosen) have friendly resolved the issue of Brentwood Residents Coalition et al V. City of Los Angeles (TBC – The Boring Company).

"The Boring Company is no longer looking for the development of the Sepulveda test tunnel and, instead, seeks to build an operational tunnel at Dodger Stadium."

The Dodger Stadium tunnel, called the Dugout Loop, would transport fans from the subway lines to the baseball stadium.

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

How The Boring Company imagined its underground tunnel in an April 2017 video.
The boring company / YouTube

Musk tweeted images of the company's exercise completing its first tunnel less than two weeks ago.

Musk told the podcast "Joe Rogan Experience" in September that The Boring Company "started as a joke" and that the idea of ​​tunneling under Los Angeles was born out of "despair".

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