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Dugout Loop High Speed Transportation Project

The Boring Company (TBC) is proposing the construction of the Dugout Loop High Speed Transportation Project (Project), or “The Dugout.” The proposed Project includes the construction and operation of a 3.6‐mile subterranean, zero‐emissions, high‐speed transportation system from Dodger Stadium to the neighborhoods of Los Feliz, East Hollywood, or Rampart Village in the city of Los Angeles. For the environmental review process, the City of Los Angeles (City) Bureau of Engineering (LABOE) is the Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Scoping Period

LABOE welcomes comments and/or concerns on the content of the environmental information presented in the Initial Study (IS), which indicates that the proposed Project may result in significant environmental impacts and therefore an EIR will be prepared. The Notice of Preparation/Initial Study (NOP/IS) is available for download below.  In accordance with CEQA statutes and Guidelines, the NOP/IS is being circulated to agencies, stakeholders, interested parties and the general public for review and comment. Comments on the IS will be accepted until September 17, 2018. Using the information obtained through the scoping period, the City will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to analyze the environmental impacts of the proposed Project and alternatives. The Draft EIR is expected to be released for public review Fall/Winter 2020.

Public Meeting

A public scoping meeting was held to share more about the proposed Project and obtain public input about potential environmental impacts on:

Tuesday August 28, 2018,

6:15 PM to 9:00 PM

Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

NOP/IS Availability

The NOP/IS is available online for download and at the following public libraries for review: 

  • Chinatown Branch Library, 639 N Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Echo Park Branch Library, 1410 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90026
  • Edendale Branch Library, 2011 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
  • Silver Lake Branch Library, 2411 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
  • Felipe De Neve Branch Library, 2820 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
  • Cahuenga Branch Library, 4591 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
  • Los Feliz Branch Library, 1874 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Comments on the NOP/IS

Comments are due by Monday September 17, 2018. Comments may be submitted by email to (please include Dugout Loop Project in the subject line). Please also include the name, telephone number, mailing address, and email address of a person to contact in case there are questions regarding the comments submitted. Comments may also be submitted by mail to: Dr. Jan Green Rebstock, City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering, Environmental Management Group, 1149 S. Broadway, 6th Floor, Mail Stop 939, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

(Click on italicized text to view report)
Review Status Public Review Period
Public Scoping Meeting Transcript    
08-28-2016 Scoping Meeting Presentation    
Proposed Project Information Sheet    
CEQA Basics - How to Participate    
Notice of Preparation/Initial Study Notice of Preparation Closed August 16 - September 17, 2018
Notice of Preparation