Lexington’s Paul Steidler was quoted in a POLITICO article discussing changing perceptions about U.S. infrastructure. The publication asserts that the U.S. Postal Service is infrastructure and discussed its recent performance with Steidler.
“The fixation on packages, seen as a growing if not booming business in the future, has undercut the focus on mail delivery,” said Steidler. He pointed out, the post office “still delivers 16 times as much mail as packages and makes more profit from mail.” However, the amount of mail has steadily decreased as more Americans have adopted paperless methods to complete tasks like paying bills.
Steidler also expressed concerns about the Postal Service’s plans to lengthen mail delivery times and called for it to “stick to its standards for prompt delivery, even if it has to hike stamp prices substantially to do it — and it should be willing to downsize as mail volume declines.”
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