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Postal Service proposing to end regular Saturday mail delivery to street addresses PDF Print E-mail

By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican

A proposed change in mail delivery by the U.S. Postal Service won’t greatly change the way patrons in Chase County receive their mail. That’s according to checks with area post offices and the U.S. Postal Service itself.
The Postal Service is proposing a five-day delivery plan, with no mail being delivered to street addresses or rural addresses on Saturdays.
Post offices, however, will still be open for business as usual on Saturdays.
Technology is reshaping how Americans communicate and conduct business. Many activities formerly done by mail are now accomplished online, and as a result, the volume of mail delivered has plummeted, from 213 billion pieces in 2007 to 177 billion pieces in 2009.
Volume is expected to continue to fall to 150 billion pieces by the end of the decade.
Because of this decline, the Postal Service is experiencing a large and growing gap between revenues and costs.

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