Lexington’s Paul Steidler was quoted in a Washington Post article about Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s plans to purchase up to 148,000 delivery vehicles, mostly gasoline-powered ones. The Biden Administration and others have pushed hard for the new vehicles to be all electric. Postmaster General DeJoy, however, says the Postal Service cannot afford electric vehicles.
“You have $23 billion or so of cash,” Paul Steidler, who studies the Postal Service at the libertarian Lexington Institute, told the Postal Service’s governing board this month. “You are projected to be break-even by 2023. If you need more funds, remember, by law, you are supposed to be self-funding.”
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