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7/9/2020

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market has teamed up with Shipt to launch same-day grocery delivery in 30 metro areas across the Midwest, adding the service to the on-demand delivery already provided through Instacart. In Michigan, Shipt also will offer same-day delivery of beer and wine purchased from Fresh Thyme in Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.

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7/9/2020

Google is testing a feature in several cities that shows the locations of traffic lights in its Maps app, and it plans to expand the offering in time. Apple Maps introduced a similar feature in 2019.

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7/9/2020

Carmakers and the government have been working on a Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety, and the $1.5 trillion transportation bill the House passed last week calls for advanced drunken-driving prevention technology in all new cars within five years. That bill's odds of passing in the Senate are low, but Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., has sponsored legislation that includes an alcohol detection system requirement.

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7/9/2020

Drones and other small flying machines will be part of city life soon, and they'll require infrastructure such as landing pads and an urban air traffic management system, writes Paul Cureton, who covers the changes to expect in urban environments and the opportunities these changes present.

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7/9/2020

Tennis is a great form of exercise that can be played safely during the coronavirus pandemic, as it allows for proper social distancing and does not involve physical contact, writes Victoria Chiesa of the U.S. Tennis Association. She provides guidance for departments on how to safely reopen and manage tennis courts.

7/9/2020

Hensel Phelps Construction has been selected for a $233 million expansion of the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The work includes lobby upgrades and the addition of a rooftop terrace and an 80,000-square-foot room.

7/9/2020

Bidding has opened for the first phase of the Texas Department of Transportation's $132 million expansion of Farm to Market Road 1960 between Humble and Atascocita. Work might begin next year and is be divided into two phases, with the first valued at $58.7 million and covering 4 miles and the second estimated at $73.4 million.

7/9/2020

Transportation projects totaling $33.5 million are on tap in Maine as the state Department of Transportation forges ahead with contracting, despite the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, $20.5 million in projects are back on the docket, after bids were rejected in 2019.

7/9/2020

US 285 in New Mexico is notoriously deadly, but improvements are set to begin Aug. 3. The $56 million project will be executed in four phases and will include a bridge replacement, according to the state Department of Transportation.

7/9/2020

Local governments in Wisconsin will get more than $160 million for transportation projects from the governor's latest biennial budget. Nearly all the funds fall under the heading of General Transportation Aids, which applies to construction, maintenance and operation of roads under local jurisdiction.