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Drivers fill the 110 freeway during afternoon rush-hour on January 9, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
You know that small but oddly large thrill that comes when you find an extra fiver in your jacket pocket that you forgot was there? Well, the city of LA just found a tad more than that in a department of transportation fund.
$43.6 million dollars, actually. It had been piling up — apparently unnoticed — for 17 years.
The millions are a welcome find in a time of economic tightening but now officials are wondering if more funds are languishing elsewhere.
Laura Nelson, transportation reporter for the LA Times, joins the show to explain.