Philosateleia
Kevin Blackston
PO Box 17544
San Antonio TX 78217-0544
United States of America

Saturday mail delivery on chopping block

You might not see your friendly neighborhood mail carrier much longer on the weekends.

In a move not exactly unexpected, the USPS has formally requested permission to cease Saturday deliveries except for Express Mail.

In a report submitted to the Postal Regulatory Commission, postal officials say “there is no longer enough mail to sustain six days of delivery.” Add to that expected savings of $3 billion per year, and it’s hard to imagine the change not being approved.

There is, of course, still the possibility that Congress could mandate the USPS continue delivering mail on Saturday, but whether or not that will happen is anyone’s guess.

What do you think—do you support the plans to trim mail delivery to five days a week, or would you rather keep getting deliveries on the weekend?

Published 2010-03-31

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