KXLF: Postal Service official: no closures during reform bill debate

Montana’s rural mail customers can breathe easier after a top Postal Service official told Senator Jon Tester that there will be no postal closures while Congress debates a postal reform bill.

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told Tester that the Postal Service would not close any additional post offices or mail processing facilities while Congress debates postal reform legislation. The Postal Service recently closed or consolidated numerous mail facilities in Montana – leading to significant delivery delays for Montanans.

“I did pretty extensive travelling in August and people weren’t talking about delays of one day, I heard three, four, or five days,” Tester told Donahoe. “Will there be further consolidation of mail processing facilities or post offices while we debate this bill?”