South Campus Center for Interdisciplinary Learning (SCCIL) – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The USPS has been working to modernize its delivery network and one component of this initiative is combining and centralizing carrier operations in new and large sorting and delivery centers.
this initiative will enable the postal service to utilize more battery electric vehicles, since more routes would be at the optimal length to make such vehicles operational feasible, and since the vehicle would be originating from facilities with enhanced electricity infrastructure to support the necessary charging stations.
These larger centers will have better infrastructure and adequate space, docks, conveyors and material handling equipment to enable more efficient operations. These also will modernize and leverage current underutilized and vacant post facilities around the nation.