Postal Delivery Improves

September 27, 1996

Postal Delivery Improves

Overnight delivery of urban mail has improved for the third year in a row.

According to a report in today's Washington Post, a Postal Service a study of test letters delivered in the three months prior to September 13 showed that 91 percent of the letters were delivered the next day.

The Postal Service has run into trouble in the past delivering mail in congested urban areas on the East Coast. But the most recent tests showed that 90 percent of letters mailed in New York were delivered the next day. Next-day delivery of mail in Washington and its suburbs was also in the 90 percent range.

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