WASHINGTON — A lawsuit challenging the legality of the Dulles Rail project's toll-powered funding mechanism will have to head to yet another venue after the federal court weighing the case decided it did not have jurisdiction to rule on the matter.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Wednesday that the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which collects revenue on the Dulles Toll Road to back the bonds financing the rail project, is not a federal instrumentality.

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