The Case Against Consolidation: Rebuttal testimony challenges Network Rationalization


While the week’s postal news was dominated by the Senate vote on postal reform, something else important was going on.  Opponents of the Postal Service’s plan to consolidate the processing network submitted their rebuttal testimony to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC).  This testimony — along with that of two independent experts brought in by the Commission — paints a vivid … Read More

The Nine Towns Study: The economic impact of post office closings on small places


How do post office closings affect the economic life of small towns?  The Postal Service has not done any studies about the question, but a consulting firm has just released a report analyzing how closing the post offices in nine towns in Iowa would affect residents and small businesses.  Like a similar study done about the economic impacts of closing … Read More