Mass. Top Court OKs $440M Toll Diversion To Big Dig

Law360, New York (July 12, 2012, 4:03 PM EDT) -- Massachusetts' highest court on Thursday said the state's highway authority was acting legally when it diverted an estimated $440 million in turnpike tolls to help pay for the Big Dig, the massive construction project that rerouted Boston's downtown highways underground.

The state's Supreme Judicial Court affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit brought by five individuals who claimed the tolls assessed on Boston's turnpike and downtown tunnels constituted an illegal tax because they were used for a nontolled project, forcing drivers to foot the bill...
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