USPS Says It Needs To Eliminate 9,200 City Carrier Routes in FY 2009

Association for Postal Commerce

“From today’s MTAC meeting: ‘The USPS today at the MTAC meeting announced an unprecedented route adjustment process as a result of a joint effort between the USPS and the NALC. The USPS said it needs to eliminate 9200 city carrier routes in FY 2009 in order to meet its budget goals. It said the route adjustments could impact 50 million addresses, 85,000-90,000 carrier routes and 5,000 delivery units. The USPS already has eliminated 1100 routes a change that took effect November 15. Adjustments will begin again on January 5 and continue until early April. The USPS urged mailers to update their address lists on a monthly basis over the next 4-5 months because a significant number of routes may be changed or eliminated. The USPS plans to post the information on its RIBBS web site as the adjustments are made.”