(credit: CBS 11 News)

(credit: CBS 11 News)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A public meeting to discuss the proposed relocation of the U.S. Postal Service DFW Retail Facility is scheduled for Thursday, June 20. The USPS want to move it from 2300 West 32nd Street to a more appropriately sized facility somewhere on Rental Car Road.

If the move is approved, the zip code will remain the same, according to the USPS, whose goal is to retain all post office box numbers. Retail and service hours would also remain the same.

Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting to hear the proposed plan and comment about it.

It will be held at 5 p.m. at the DFW Administration Building, 3200 E. Airfield Drive, DFW Airport, Tx.

Written comments to the following address are also being accepted through July 22, 2013.

Diana Alvarado
Facilities Headquarters – Southern Area Implementation Team
U.S. Postal Service
1300 Evans Ave. Ste. 200
San Francisco CA 94188-8200

USPS released the following statement explaining why they want to relocate the facility.

The reason behind this proposal is the realignment of USPS infrastructure to a 20 percent drop in total mail volume over the past three years, brought about by the diversion to electronic communication and business transactions.

The unprecedented financial challenges USPS faces are heightened by the inability of Congress to pass comprehensive postal legislation to provide greater flexibility in managing costs and generating revenue.

USPS does not receive tax dollars for its operations or facilities, but covers costs solely through the revenue received from the sale of its products and services.

Every opportunity to reduce expenses and generate revenue is being considered in order to maintain universal service to customers. If this relocation is approved, USPS would provide the same number of retail outlets to serve the community while realizing the efficiencies and cost savings of fewer facilities.

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