WASHINGTON — A U.S. district court judge last week dismissed a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority that contested its right to collect toll revenues that secure more than $900 million of MWAA's outstanding bonds. The bond proceeds are helping to finance the system's expansion of rail service to Washington Dulles International Airport.

The ruling, by Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria, "resolves any question" of MWAA's authority to collect tolls and use the revenue for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, Philip Sunderland, general counsel for MWAA, said Friday.

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