In my “Big Ideas” post earlier this month, there were several unique, out-of-the-box suggestions for helping the Postal Service right itself.
This week, we are exploring explore five of those ideas and you can weigh in on each.
Here’s the fourth.
One commenter suggested, “Cluster boxes for the entire country. Once we are past the cost of putting boxes everywhere, we would save so much time if we delivered mail into these types of boxes instead of door slots, curbside, and walking routes.”
Another agreed: “Get an administrative law passed, allowing the Postal Service to demand customers position their mail boxes on the street, instead of on houses. Except for aux routes and an occasional, hinterland rural route, a single carrier should be pushing a thousand deliveries/day.”
What do you think? Are any of these ideas smart? Are there some good benefits? Is there too much downside? Not enough upside? I want to know how you feel. Just be thoughtful and polite in your response.