The House Appropriations Committee has approved an amendment by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) that would require USPS to study the cost effectiveness and fuel consumption of a five-day delivery system and consumer demand for Saturday postal mail. Kingston calls it a "a perfect example of government waste that is driving up the price at the pump.” He says reducing delivery to five days "would immediately save 20.8 million gallons of gas."
Mike Burns, a letter carrier in Tempe, wrote Your Postal Blog and also thinks it's a good idea.
He said, "I think it's way past time the Postal Service gave a serious look at discontinuing Saturday delivery. Who needs mail six days a week? I know I don't. Now would be the best time to implement the non-Saturday Postal service due largely in part to the sagging economy and gasoline at record highs. Parking the postal vehicles one extra day per week would save the Postal service millions, if not billions of dollars each year. The public would really not care if you think about it. There has never been a better time than NOW to make this happen."
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