USPS proposal that would end door-to-door service
Updated: July 24, 2013 - 06:28 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) - Another measure designed to save money for the U.S. Postal Service could impact how you get your mail.
California Congressman Darrell Issa has proposed phasing out door-to-door delivery and move service either to the curbside, or to neighborhood cluster boxes.
The U.S. Postal Service lost $16 billion last year and Issa insists his plan would save $4.5 billion each year.
Homeowner Dawn Dekker says it’s worth consideration.
“Would I rather see children being fed with school lunches than having my mail brought to my door? Sure,” Dekker says.
Many homeowners would rather keep the convenience of having their mail delivered right to their door.
"I think it sounds good, but we need that service," says Charles Stathos of Vienna.
"We don't have too many privileges left anymore, but to have the mail delivered to our door, it's a nice thing,' says Pat Witzen of Arlington.
The proposal is headed to a vote in the House. It would affect 37 million homes and businesses.
Those who oppose the move say it would be disruptive for the elderly and disabled.
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