USPS tests geospatial data collection

The Postal Service recently tested the ability of USPS vehicles to collect geospatial data, which can be used for electronic navigation applications and other geospatial-based technologies. During the test, the organization worked with Microsoft, which collects panoramic, three-dimensional imagery of city streets and other locations for Streetside View 360, the company’s mapping program for mobile…

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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker Introduces Postal Innovation Act

(July 24, 2015) WASHINGTON- U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) today announced the introduction of the Postal Innovation Act, a bill that supports the modernization of United States Postal Service (USPS) vehicles by incorporating more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly technology. “At a time when budgets are tight, it is in our best interest to find creative…

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USPS OIG: The Road to a New Delivery Fleet

What should the postal vehicle of the future look like? The U.S. Postal Service recently put that question to its carriers and vehicle maintenance personnel and is currently reviewing the feedback. It’s an important question because the delivery fleet is aging and the Postal Service needs to quickly replace it.   In fact, our recent audit…

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Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds, goes the unofficial motto of the United States Postal Service. But the person who penned the inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City never had to worry about delivering the…

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