Top Headlines: Gov. Ivey OK with I-10 toll, New aircraft for Huntsville flights

I-10 toll OK with governor
Gov. Kay Ivey said she’s ok with a “reasonable” toll on Interstate 10 to help pay the cost of a new bridge over the Mobile River and replacement of the Bayway, a project slated to begin next year at a projected cost of $2.1 billion. The toll would also be charged for the existing George Wallace Tunnel. Tolls in the $3 to $6 per trip range have been discussed. Many Baldwin County residents commute daily to jobs in Mobile. —

New aircraft for Huntsville flights
Silver Airways Tuesday introduced a new ATR 42-600 aircraft on its flight from Huntsville International Airport to Orlando. The 46-seat aircraft is a twin turboprop built in France. — Huntsville International Airport

Airbus to increase A220 flight range in challenge to Boeing
Airbus is planning to increase the range for the A220 by 450 nautical miles, making the craft suitable for more routes. Airbus acquired the A220 from Bombardier last year, and is building a second assembly line for them in Mobile. — Bloomberg 

Programming costs taxable, state Supreme Court rules
Overruling the Alabama Department of Revenue, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday that costs for custom software programming are taxable. — JDSupra 

Hyundai donates $250,000 to Montgomery schools
Hyundai Motor America Tuesday donated $250,000 to the Montgomery public schools for STEM education. Hyundai has more than 3,000 employees in Montgomery, where it has built vehicles for some 15 years. — Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce

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Alabama tech exports rise
Alabama technology product exports increased 4 percent to $544 million in 2018, trade association CompTIA reported this week. Export of technology services grew more than 14 percent. — CompTIA

Lottery chances slim
This year’s version of an Alabama lottery bill missed its mark yesterday when supporters fell a vote short of coming up for debate in the House. — WHNT

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