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Your Transit $ at Work: Freeway Maintenace By the Numbers

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The California Department of Transportation has told local officials how many miles they've covered and at what cost in 2008, according to 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

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$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.