Metro is keeping itself very busy, working on the Gold Line's Foothill Extension, the second phase of the Expo Line, the Purple Line subway extension, the new Crenshaw/LAX line, and Downtown's Regional Connector, plus many, many highway improvements with its pals at Caltrans. Here to help us keep it all straight is this tidy infographic, via The Source, that breaks down where and how Metro's spending $14 billion right now.
The first leg of the Purple Line extension, running along Wilshire from Western to La Cienega, is the most costly project currently underway, with a $2.8 billion pricetag. Metro's shelling out $1.6 billion on that, and the remaining funds are coming from other sources, like the federal government. In fact, of the nearly $9 billion cost for these five light rail lines and extensions, about a quarter is coming from federal coffers, a second infographic shows.