Lexington’s Paul Steidler was interviewed by Tommy Tucker on his WWL-AM/FM First News radio program and discussed why the United States Postal Service’s focus on package shipping has led to mail delivery delays. “In the 1970s the Postal Service was delivering mail quicker than it is today and quicker than it proposes to deliver mail starting September 1,” said Steidler. “The Postal Service has been overly focused on packages as its future.”
Steidler also said that for most of its 240+ year history USPS was fairly effective. “A lot of the reasons for the delays are self-made: the reduction in service standards, the focus on packages, and losing sight of the fact that mail is a public service,” he said.
The interview lasts 10 minutes and can be heard here.
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