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 USPS will halt Saturday mail delivery service, starting in August, according to The Associated Press. The USPS will still deliver packages six days a week.
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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