Slow mail is no way for USPS to cut costs, bipartisan group of lawmakers tells The Post
A bipartisan group of lawmakers says mail slowdowns should not be part of the U.S. Postal Service’s strategy to fix its finances, citing concerns that any lag in the conveyance of vital medications or important business communications will hurt consumers.
A Washington Post analysis of the Postal Service’s new service standards, or the amount of time the agency says it should take to deliver a letter or parcel, found they would disproportionately affect states west of the Rocky Mountains and the country’s mainland extremities, including large swaths of southern Texas and Florida. All told, at least a third of the mail in 27 states will arrive more slowly under the new service standards.