Two Boring Co. Projects Appear to Bite the Dust

References to the Dugout Loop, in Los Angeles, and the Baltimore-to-Washington Loop have been removed from the Boring Company's website.

April 19, 2021, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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Sarah McBride reports that Elon Musk's The Boring Company has removed references to two potential projects—one in Los Angeles and the other between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.—from its website.

"Both projects are currently mired in a regulatory no man’s land of environmental review and have not broken ground," writes McBride. The former would have provided an alternative route to Dodger Stadium near downtown Los Angeles called the Dugout Loop. The latter, called the Baltimore-to-Washington Loop made it further along through the process. "Boring Co. bought a piece of property in Washington that could serve as a potential station, and in 2019, Maryland and federal transportation officials released their 411-page draft environmental assessment of the project," write McBride.

McBride cites Dena Belzer president of consultancy Strategic Economics and a lecturer in regional planning at the University of California, Berkeley, to speculate that the projects are likely dead.

Since McBride broke the news about the removal of the projects from the company's website, The Washington Post and the Washingtonian have picked up the news.

The news about the potential demise of the two projects comes shortly after an inauspicious preview event for an underground tunnel servicing the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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