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Postal commission seeking public input on cost-cutting plan

Dear Member of the Public, your comments are invited:

The Commission is inviting public comments on a Postal Service proposal to end carrier street address delivery, collection at blue collection boxes and incoming mail processing on Saturdays in the United States. This is one of the most significant changes the Postal Service has ever presented to the Commission.

The Postal Service is required to ask the Commission for an Advisory Opinion on any change in nationwide service that it proposes.

Among key questions to be answered are:
* Will the savings the Postal Service anticipates be as significant as they estimate?
* Will mail volume decline more than the Postal Service anticipates?
* Will businesses and citizens have service that remains adequate to meet their needs?
* Will the national economic impact of service reductions offset or add to the savings that are proposed?

You may participate in this proceeding in two ways. You may informally share your views via the Commission website,, by clicking the “contact PRC” tab to access a convenient online customer service form or writing the Postal Regulatory Commission, ATTN: Office of Public Affairs and Government Relations, 901 New York Ave., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC, 20268-0001.

By participating in this manner your comments will be an informal expression of your views on the Postal Service’s plan.

To participate more formally in the process and to file documents to be included in the online public record, you must file a notice of intervention and follow the Commission’s rules of practice and procedure. The notice of intervention only requires a simple statement of your interest in the case, intent to intervene, along with your name, address, and contact information.

To file a notice of intervention and other relevant documents, interested persons should click the “Filing Online” tab and follow the appropriate instructions.

If you would like to know more information about how to intervene, and the procedures that the Commission must follow in this case, please follow the link at the bottom of the page titled “Commission Rules of Practice” and select subchapter 3001 to view the rules of practice and procedure.

On behalf of the Commission, I thank you in advance for your input and support as we consider this very important change in the Nation’s fundamental communications infrastructure.

Ruth Y. Goldway
Chairwoman, Postal Regulatory Commission

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