Door-To-Door Mail Delivery Days Coming To An End?

By Emma Koch

Door-To-Door Mail Delivery Days Coming To An End?

July 24, 2013 Updated Jul 24, 2013 at 10:37 AM EDT

UNITED STATES (www.incnow.tv) -- After the threat of losing Saturday delivery, now door-to-door mail delivery may become a thing of the past.

According to USA Today, Congressman Darrell Iss, (R-Cali) is proposing that the United States Postal Service shift from door-to-door delivery to curbside and neighborhood cluster boxes. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is due to vote Wednesday on the proposal designed to cut costs by up to $4.5 billion annually.

In 2006, 215 billion pieces of mail were delivered which is 25% more than the current 160 billion pieces being delivered. The Postal Service gets its revenue from postage sales, delivery services and other products alone, and without federal assistance.

Mail delivery currently costs $30 billion annually leaving the Postal Service with a $15.9 billion lose last year alone. The Postmaster General's office estimates that door-to-door delivery costs an average of $353 a year, curbside delivery averages $224 and cluster boxes cost $160.

The proposal would affect about 37 million residences and businesses.

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