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USPS could end door-to-door delivery under House proposal


WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKOW) -- Door-to-door mail delivery could be a thing of the past under a new proposal by House Republicans.

Under the plan to overhaul the U.S. Postal Service, residents would pick up their mail from clusters of mail boxes located in their neighborhood.

Most apartment complexes and new communities have already adopted this form of mail delivery, but the bill would require everyone to get mail from a curbside or cluster box.

Earlier this year, USPS tried to end Saturday mail delivery, but later reversed its decision. The plan would have saved the cash-strapped postal service about $3 billion.

Now, this new proposal to end door-to-door delivery would actually save the postal service even more. Ending the service would save about $4.5 billion a year.

Unions say it's a bad idea, and will be disruptive for the elderly and disabled.

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