Postal Service Taking Another Look at Bypass Mail

The Postal Service is again looking at Alaska cuts.  The agency’s Inspector General says the bypass mail program has evolved past its original purpose and seems to help commercial interests more than rural residents.

Among other things, the I.G. suggests the state or federal government reimburse the postal service for some of the costs of shipping goods by mail to the bush.  Air carriers say many of their flights would be uneconomical without the money they get for those deliveries.

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