Judge Dismisses AAA Lawsuit Challenging PANYNJ’s Use of Toll Dollars for World Trade Center

Reuters reports, “A federal judge . . . dismissed a lawsuit by AAA, the automobile club, that challenged the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s 2011 decision to earmark increased toll revenue for the World Trade Center site instead of for transportation. [The judge] rejected claims by local chapters of the AAA [auto club] that the Port Authority’s five-year plan to raise tolls at its bridges and tunnels violated the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution and the 1987 federal Highway Act.”