(WICHITA, Kan.) — Kansas will not lose any of its rural post offices. The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday that all 134 Kansas post offices slated for closure will remain open.
"This news is a win for communities across Kansas," Sen. Moran said. "For the last year, we have been asking the Postal Service what Kansans need to do to save their post offices - and USPS listened. I am pleased we were able to work with the Postmaster General to find a solution that will help return USPS to financial viability, while keeping our post offices open and preserving the services vital to all Americans."
Instead of closing post offices, USPS will reduce hours of operation to match when customers use the facility most. This move at all 3,600 post offices nationwide under review will save USPS a half billion dollars a year.
Decisions on new service hours will be based on community preferences and needs. USPS is considering options including allowing local businesses to sell stamps and other postal services outside of post office hours. Even with reduced hours, access to retail lobbies and post office boxes will remain unchanged and Saturday delivery will not be affected.