USPS Cancels Plans to Close 3,700 Rural Post Offices

Faced with a public outcry and pushback from Congress, the United States Postal Service backed away from its plan to close as many as 3,700 rural post offices starting next week. The financially distressed agency said it has instead identified 13,000 rural post offices where it can reduce hours or make other changes short of closure for estimated savings of about $500 million a year. That is more than it would have realized annually through the closures, the agency said.
May 10, 2012

Faced with a public outcry and pushback from Congress, the United States Postal Service backed away from its plan to close as many as 3,700 rural post offices starting next week. The financially distressed agency said it has instead identified 13,000 rural post offices where it can reduce hours or make other changes short of closure for estimated savings of about $500 million a year. That is more than it would have realized annually through the closures, the agency said.

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