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Postal Service explores reduced mail pickups in rural areas

March 29, 2024

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Daily Sentinel: The U.S. Postal Service is exploring a cost-saving measure that would involve picking up outgoing mail from some rural post offices once rather than twice a day, which a local postal workers union representative says would mean further delivery delays beyond those that could result from the proposed shift of area mail processing from Grand Junction to Denver.

The measure, part of the Postal Service’s “Delivering for America” strategic planning initiative, could put an end to afternoon trucks being sent to some rural post offices to pick up outgoing mail gathered locally over the course of the day by carriers and at collection boxes and post office windows. Instead, outgoing mail would be picked up only in the morning, when a truck also is bringing mail to a rural community for delivery.

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