RICHMOND, Va. — The U.S. Postal Service responded Friday to a recent report ranking Richmond’s mail delivery times as the third-worst in the country.
Jaclyn Barton, a VCU graduate student studying multimedia journalism, compiled the data she obtained from the USPS website for the Capital News Service.
Last spring, less than 84% of the region’s first-class mail was delivered on time, according to the figures. Only two service areas in the U.S. had a worse on-time delivery rate.
“The data speaks for itself,” Barton said. “I was able to put numbers to those voices.”