The financially-troubled agency announced Tuesday that it will study more than 3,600 offices, branches and stations for possible closing. Some sites might be replaced by stores, libraries or government offices that offer postal services.
In Tyner the post office is a daily routine for many residents.
The Postal Service says first class mail volume is declining. On top of that, the recession led to a decline in advertising mail.
The agency receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. That means it has to cut back.
With more customers paying bills and communicating online, the USPS lost $8 billion last year alone.
Small communities will be affected the most, according to the Post Office’s list for Indiana. There are over 90 towns on the list that could lose their physical post office.