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Curbside postal delivery to new homes won’t happen

By Gregg Romero Wendorf

Sometime in the not-too-distant future, the United States Postal Service (USPS) will no longer deliver mail curbside to new homes (no worry for new homes already occupied). The change was announced this past April as the Postal Service continues to lose money ($2.6 billion last year). The discontinuation of curbside service is one way it is has determined that costs can be cut. Instead of delivering to curbside mailboxes, postal carriers will instead deliver mail to cluster boxes similar to the system currently in place at most apartment complexes.

According to the TPA (Texas Press Association) Messenger (trade journal), net loss for the USPS’s second quarter of this fiscal year totaled $1.3 billion, compared to a net loss of $562 million for the same period last year. “The continued secular decline in first class mail, rising costs, legislative and regulatory constraints resulted in larger losses this quarter,” said USPS chief financial officer Joseph Corbett.

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