U.S.P.S. delays post office closures

By: Victoria Maranan Email
By: Victoria Maranan Email

TEXOMA--The U.S. Postal Service has decided to take a step back on closing thousands of post offices across the nation despite losing more than $8 billion dollars in revenue last year.
U.S.P.S. officials agreed Tuesday to delay closing 3,700 post offices by a few months. So instead of starting to close offices in January and March, the postal service decided to wait for Congress to make a decision that can help the agency save money.
Postal service representative McKinney Boyd said the U.S.P.S. is waiting on lawmakers to pass a measure giving Congress authority to prevent the agency from going bankrupt. Because right now, Boyd said, the postal service is losing $23 million everyday and they're predicted to lose another $14.1 billion next year. He said post offices studied for possible closure will stay open during the delay.

"We would like for our customers to understand that we're losing $23 million everyday. We're not targeting any post office for any specific reason in any community, what we're trying to do is remain efficient," he said.

Boyd said the U.S.P.S. is planning to start closing post offices in May.


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  • by Lee Roy on Dec 15, 2011 at 01:35 PM
    The Post Office doesn't need a bailout. The Post Office needs for Congress to leave it alone so it can function like a business. Repeal the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act!
  • by Dianac Location: Texoma on Dec 15, 2011 at 12:30 PM
    If my mail gets any later I was going to go rent a box soon as they figure which building to keep open. Scaring old people about their medications is just mean.. They get a +++++++ raise everyone they ask!!
  • by Mark on Dec 15, 2011 at 09:17 AM
    Why don't YOU step in and "bail out something that is worht bailing out"? Drop the paperless and put your mail where your mouth is...
  • by Matt Location: Sherman on Dec 15, 2011 at 05:07 AM
    Look we gave money to keep all of this money to greedy banks and all they do in return is give out huge bonus's to there CEO's for getting America to bail them out. GMC and Dodge also where givin bail outs. Don't get me wrong I'm paperless on all my bills so I'm not really helping the post office out any, but why is it taking so long for the government to step in and actually bail out something that is worth bailling out? I understand trimming the fat and making it easier to make money but to lose $23 million a day is a lot of money. I bet if Ford was to lose that much money a day we would be cutting them a check from our social security right now.
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