No more Saturday mail. That’s the solution reached by U.S. Postal Service officials to trim $2 billion from the budget, to be formally announced Wednesday.
The move follows postal trends: Since 2010, the USPS reports package delivery rose by 14 percent, while letter delivery declined.
The USPS has pushed for a cost-cutting, five-delivery schedule for years, but Congress has resisted. Ostensibly, the USPS will still need to obtain congressional authority to enact this change — but, as AP reports, postal officials say they now have the backing of the American public for a five-day letter delivery plan.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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