Segway Goes To Work For USPO

President Bush tries out 2-wheel electric vehicle during visit to New Hampshire.

Published: 16-Jan-2002

In what may be a sign of things to come, postal workers will be zipping past palm trees on Segway Human Transporters as they go about their appointed rounds today in Tampa, Fla.

The Segway - a two-wheeled, scooter-like device known simply as "IT," before inventor Dean Kamen unveiled it Dec.3, on ABCNEWS' Good Morning America - has began its first public trial run.

Kamen said he approached the postal service for tests because he expects it will make a great partner in showing off the Segway as an activity tool. "We are excited to be working with the postal system because they are in everybody's neighborhood, on everybody's sidewalk and they are very well respected," he told GMA.

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