The U.S. Congress has directed the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to “analyze the feasibility of restoring service standards for market-dominant products (mail) that were in effect on July 1, 2012, including an examination of the resources and structural and operational changes needed, and the impacts on market growth and revenue.”
As part of this process, the PRC has requested public input, which the Lexington Institute has provided. We urge Congress and the PRC to compel the U.S. Postal Service to document and publicly disclose what the costs would be to return to the 2012 delivery times and standards, which has never been done. In 2012, much of the mail was delivered the next day and average mail delivery times were half a day quicker.
To read the full Statement of Position filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission, please click here.
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