Udall, Heinrich address USPS cuts


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A plan by the U.S. Postal Service to cut costs and hours at smaller post offices across New Mexico is causing a lot of concern.

Wednesday Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich sent a letter to the postal service saying the plan would impact more than 140 New Mexico post offices.

The proposal includes reducing hours and shutting down some post offices.

Udall and Heinrich say they have heard from concerned citizens who say that would require people living in rural areas to drive for miles to reach their closest post office.

The postal service has been hit hard financially due to declining revenues and mail volume. It’s been looking at ways to reduce costs and streamline operations to save money.

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