Speaking of the Segway, anyone that'll be in Chicago tomorrow (June 11) can take one for a test spin at the Museum of Science and Industry between 11am and 3:30pm. You have to be at least 18 years old.
How much did the USPS pay for these things? (I know the initial batch was free, but I'm sure the manufacturer is licking its lips at the potential purchase order from the USPS.) Look for another postal increase to pay for these.
The article listed Bronx, NY as one of the five test regions. Isn't that one of the most dangerous areas of the country? If you were a mail carrier, would you feel safe knowing you were driving the newest ultra-cool, ultra-expensive toy?
The Bronx is not one of the most dangerous areas in the United States... you''ve seen too many movies! Like any large metro area it has good and bad areas. And your comment about a postal increase due to purchasing Segway's is a stretch. We're geting an increase anway, Segway or not. They cost about $8,000 a piece for the industrial model. I don't know if the PO is paying that or not. LIghten up,