Postal Service continues rate case appeal

As it appeals the denial of an “exigent” rate increase, the U.S. Postal Service is arguing that the Postal Regulatory Commission’s decision was “arbitrary and capricious,” according to a brief filed late this afternoon with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Among other points, USPS lawyers contend that the five-member commission established “new requirements that were not shared with or explained to the Postal Service,” according to an agency summary.

“Instead, the PRC simply denied the request as a whole and punted the Postal Service’s entire financial crisis to Congress,” the brief concludes.

full story: Federal Times