The U.S. Postal Service has decided not to proceed with the current consolidation of four stations and branches. The four no longer under consideration are
- Huntridge Station
- Garside Station
- King Station
- Desert Inn Retail
Strip Station (3100 S. Industrial Rd, ZIP 89114) remains under review and results will be released as soon as the study is complete, which should be in October.
The Postal Service reviewed the data collected on the possible consolidations and made a determination not to continue with the process at this time. Some of the considered factors were customer access to postal services, transportation, service standards, customer feedback, and overall cost savings. "While the stations are no longer currently under the current study, the decision doesn't preclude future studies from taking place," said Postal Spokesman David Rupert. "We need to continue to look for redundancies and inefficiencies in our system, especially in light of our economic situation."
The Postal Service continues to face severe financial problems. Mail volume is expected to decrease by as much as 28 billion pieces this fiscal year with a revenue loss of as much as $7 billion. Internal cost-cutting measures will continue.