Helping Cities Get Smarter

The world may be getting smaller, but cities are getting bigger. More than 80 percent of the country’s population lives in urban areas, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

Fortunately, cities are getting smarter too. Using technology, data, and analytics, cities can implement “smart” projects with the aim of decreasing traffic congestion, cutting pollution, improving infrastructure, and better managing the overall territory of the city. For example, in Kansas City, Internet-connected devices can direct streetlights to dim unless they detect motion, saving energy.

 

Where Have All the Collection Boxes Gone?

Mail collection boxes are practically as American as apple pie. They also seem to be disappearing as quickly as mom’s homemade apple pie. 

Nationally, the number of collection boxes declined by more than 12,000 in the past 5 years. Some customers have complained the U.S. Postal Service has gone too far and removed too many collection boxes in neighborhoods. They’ve also questioned whether this effort is saving USPS money in the long run.

 

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  • 2 days 20 hours ago
    yall are wack. been on hold for 1hr and 10 mins when my est wait time was supposedly MAX 1 hr and 7 mins. i hope amazon runs yall out of business.
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    I think the USPS does a good job. But, I've noticed still not aware of security and safety risks of the mail today. It is very easy to mail anything to harm anyone. Specially in the elderly and...

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