Testing the USPS Again: NBC 5 Uncovers Postmarking Issues and Delays in DFW

Following up on a report we did in AugustNBC 5 Investigates is again testing the United States Postal Service to monitor mail delivery ahead of the November presidential election.

Letters sent from two post offices in two different North Texas cities led to two markedly different results where mail sent from Fort Worth arrived faster than letters mailed from Dallas to the same destinations on the same day.

In August, we sent letters from a post office in Dallas to locations across Dallas-Fort Worth and to our friends at other NBC stations nationwide. They sent us letters too, more than 150 in all. About 88% of the letters arrived within the 1-3 days the post office promises between most major cities.

This month, we expanded our test to include more letters going between more cities, this time sent on Friday, Sept. 11 from post offices in both Fort Worth and Dallas.

Of the letters sent from a mailbox outside the post office on 8th Avenue in Fort Worth, 96% of them arrived between 1-3 days.

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