- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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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