Rep. Susan Davis Re-Introduces Bipartisan Resolution to Protect Door Delivery of Mail

Jan 6, 2017 – Press Release WASHINGTON – With the United States Postal Service already beginning to phase out of door delivery of mail, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA) re-introduced her bipartisan H. Res. 28 stressing that door delivery must not end. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH) joined Davis as lead cosponsors…

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Opinion: The wrong fix for the U.S. Postal Service

Re:“U.S. Postal Service needs major fix,” Dec. 25 editorial. By Fredric Rolando – January 4, 2015 Your editorial had the headline right, but not the remedy. In fact, you back legislation (the Carper-Coburn bill) that would worsen the U.S. Postal Service’s financial situation. To your credit, you note that the Postal Service runs on earned…

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Postal Service workers and rural communities fear post office closures

A cost-reduction plan cuts hours at 9K offices nationwide, stoking fears small towns could see postal services ended By Kayla Gahagan – December 13, 2014 FAIRBURN, South Dakota — Mark Jamison worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years. At the end of his career, he made $56,000 a year plus benefits as a…

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Canada converts 100,000 customers to cluster boxes, only 4.9 million to go

(October 24, 2014) Canada is getting cluster boxes, and lots of them. This week Canada Post rolled out it plan to replace home delivery at the door to centralized delivery at a cluster box down the block. Nearly 100,000 residences, plus over 3,300 businesses, have been converted so far. Over the next five years, Canada…

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Door Slamming on Home Mail Delivery?

In the neighborhoods of tomorrow, door-to-door mail delivery will be a thing of the past. If U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) gets his way, door-to-door delivery will be gone within a decade for 15 million addresses. Issa estimates $2 billion in savings from the bill approved on Wednesday by the House Committee on Oversight and…

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Door-to-door uptown mail delivery returns in Lake Placid

(July 13, 2014) LAKE PLACID — Traditional mail delivery has returned to businesses along East Interlake Boulevard and North Main Avenue in Lake Placid. Controversial mail distribution centers — commonly called “cluster boxes” — were removed Friday. One of the multiple sets of cluster boxes was on the front porch of the Highlands County Health…

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CBO: Postal Reform Would Save USPS $23.6 Billion

$19 billion of those savings would result from moves to five-day delivery and cluster boxes, says the Congressional Budget Office. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released a financial analysis of the House Postal Reform Act (H.R. 2748) that estimates that, if passed, it would return $23.6 billion in savings to the troubled U.S. Postal…

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Community mail boxes could be the future of postal service

May 26, 2014 (NBC) – “Community,” or curbside, mailboxes would replace door delivery for millions of Americans under a bill moving through Congress. A House committee recently approved a plan to have the postal service convert 15 million addresses to communal mailboxes over the next decade. That move could save as much as two billion…

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