As part of the federal government’s “smart cities” initiative, Postmaster General Megan Brennan told a Senate committee that USPS Service vehicles could be equipped with sensors.
Brennan presented the idea of equipping the Postal Service’s vehicles with sensors would support President Obama’s “smart cities” initiative by reporting air quality, road conditions and traffic.
The Postal Service’s nationwide fleet of vehicles could help out with these and many other government initiatives as well, such as helping with the work of the Census Bureau.
Postmaster General Megan Brennan’s suggestion came during the January 21, 2016 hearing on USPS reform at the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs.
Additional topics discussed included the postal service’s mounting pension obligations, the need to raise rates, and active discussions to deliver grocery items.