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To: Libloather
The solution is to close about 28,000 small post offices and stations, and replace their delivery service with rural carriers. The remaining offices can provide a much more efficient network of "head out offices" for the rural carriers.

The service improvement for this change has been estimated to be as great as 1.5 days faster from point of origin to the destination customer.

The existing rural system actually gets in the way of providing high quality service.

NOTE: With the arrival of the 9 digit ZIP Code there was no longer a need to change anyone's post office address!

I'm having some difficulty with figuring out why today's postal management is so dissinterested in cutting costs. Is there some rural Senator or Congressman on one of the relevant committees calling the shots here? Or, maybe the Postmaster General has his own personal interest at stake?

It's worth looking into because that's the sort of thing that's always stopped wholesale closures in the past.

14 posted on 07/26/2011 5:25:37 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
I live about a mile outside of town. There were times when I was selling on ebay, the line at the PO would be out the door and 2 gals were working the counter....

4 miles W. of town is another small town, (has a PO and a mom and pop party store). That's all...

8 miles south of here is another PO but the town is at least a town with business's on main street. But a lot of empty buildings also...The gas station is the largest business, its always full of cars...

You have to go about 12 miles north to get another PO. But from that town west again 8 miles is another PO.

It seems just about every burg with one business also has a post office...they could close quite a few just in my area alone...consolidate to one with 3 windows and it would be fine...

The one 4 miles west has hardly any customers and when I wanted no lines, I would go there...

I am curious as to how many employee's these combined PO have and what type of salary and pension they get....I get rural delivery, mail box at the road.

One of those towns does not deliver if you live within 1/2 mile of the PO you have to get a PO box...(might be 1 mile, I moved out 10 years ago and forgot the distance) I got home delivery but those in the middle of the little town all had PO boxes...don't know if a PO box cost money or not...

31 posted on 07/26/2011 6:25:59 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: muawiyah

The solution is to close about 28,000 small post offices and stations, and replace their delivery service with rural carriers.


We, and maybe 1000 households live within 3 miles of our local post office (5 miles of farmland to the next residential area). We get no delivery.

I’d rather they close, and deliver the flippin’ mail. We and our correspondents are paying for it.


37 posted on 07/26/2011 7:09:39 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Government borrowing is Taxation without Representation)
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