May 24, 2023 - Sports

Dan Snyder pitched an Elon Musk tunnel to ease traffic to a Virginia stadium

Musk's Vegas Loop. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Remember last year when The Commanders floated a new stadium in Prince William County along I-95?

  • And lots of people pointed out traffic in the area is already a disaster?

The latest: Well, it turns out outgoing team owner Dan Snyder was privately floating a solution: A really long tunnel built by Elon Musk's Boring Company.

What's happening: DC's WUSA9 reports Snyder told lawmakers in 2021 he wanted to build a roughly 35-mile "Tesla Tunnel" between the new stadium and Reagan National Airport.

  • The news station cited three unnamed sources present at the meeting.

Axios has independently confirmed the report with a lawmaker who was present but asked not to be named discussing private conversations.

  • That person told us Snyder cited the Boring Company's Vegas Loop as inspiration.

That project currently moves three passengers at a time in Tesla sedans through a 2.2-mile-long tunnel under the city's convention center.

  • The company has plans for 65 miles of tunnels and 12-person vehicles, but has faced skepticism, especially after ghosting projects in other cities.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the name of Reagan National Airport.


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