In an effort to save around $2 billion each year, the United States Postal Service is scheduled to announce Wednesday a plan to stop the delivery of mail on Saturdays, news sources report.
The Pioneer Press reports that under the new plan, set to start in August, all packages and mail sent to post office boxes will still be delivered on Saturdays. Post offices that currently operate on Saturdays will continue to do so, as well.
According to the Pioneer Press, since 2010, the U.S. Postal Service has seen an increase of 14 percent in package delivery. However, the delivery of other mail has decreased with the development and popularity of new technologies.
An article by the New York Times reports that it remains to be seen how the agency will implement the change without approval from Congress, but a 2012 New York Times/CBS News poll shows that seven out of ten Americans approve of the new plan in order to help the U.S. Postal Service manage its debt. The agency is currently losing around $36 million each day.