Your Transit $ at Work: Freeway Maintenace By the Numbers
The California Department of Transportation has told local officials how many miles they've covered and at what cost in 2008, according to abc7.com. Here's a look at some of the numbers:5 million: Amount of square feet of graffiti that was removed from along Los Angeles freeways
7.6 million: Amount of square feet of graffiti removed in LA and Ventura counties combined
$2.7 million: Approximate cost to remove 7.6 million square feet of graffiti last year in LA and Ventura Counties
60,000: Number of cubic yards of garbage removed from district freeways
$8 million: Cost to remove 60,000 cubic yards of garbage
600: Number of homeless camps broken up
Graffiti removal is costly, and recently we were faced with the reminder that putting it on our freeways can prove to be deadly.