Susan Collins questions USPS service reductions in Maine

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Susan Collins released the following reaction to the announcement by a U.S. Postal Service spokesman that some mail within Maine will not be delivered overnight.

“In May, the Postmaster General announced his decision to abide by the service standards established by the Senate-passed postal reform bill that I coauthored. The result was that both of Maine’s processing plants – in Hampden and Scarborough – were deemed essential and will remain open. There will be no change in the processing infrastructure in Maine until at least February 2014.

“It is, therefore, difficult to understand why the Postal Service’s elimination of a few truck routes would create such a marked deterioration in service for some of the residents of our State.”