Postal Service to cut Saturday mail to trim costs
Agency announces changes will start in August
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it plans to stop delivering mail on Saturdays, but continue delivering packages six days a week.
In an announcement scheduled for Wednesday, the service is expected to say the cut, beginning in August, would mean a cost saving of about $2 billion annually.
The move accentuates one of the agency's strong points - package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010. The delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet use.
"They should have stopped mail delivery on Saturdays 20 years ago," Cape Coral postal customer William Campbell said, while waiting for his wife who was mailing letters inside. "The government's broke, we gotta do something about saving our postal system."
But not all customers agree.
"It's a good thing to have at home," Cape Coral postal customer Bob Kovacs said, of Saturday delivery.
Look for more details and reaction to the news on FOX 4 News at 6, 10 and 11.
Colleen Hogan, reporter