Ivey: Officials look for ideas to reduce, eliminate tolls

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says officials will continue to look at ways to eliminate, or at least reduce, tolls of up to $6 on a proposed Mobile bridge.

Ivey told reporters Friday that she wished “we didn’t have tolls period.” The governor said it “would be wonderful if we could have no tolls.” She said they should “at least let’s see if we can have less tolls.”

The proposed $2.1 billion bridge would cross the Mobile River and Mobile Bay. Opponents say the proposed tolls of up to $6 would hurt working families and small businesses.

Ivey has asked the state toll bridge authority to meet on Oct. 7 so people could propose alternate funding possibilities.

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