USPS Supports 5-day Delivery Swap With Highway Fund Boost
A plan from House Republicans to buoy the nearly empty highway trust fund with savings from eliminating Saturday mail delivery has struck many observers as an odd idea—a budget accounting trick that would finance road projects by preventing a future bailout of the U.S. Postal Service. But the top postal official says he couldn't be more pleased. "We not only need five-day delivery," Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said in an interview. "But I would say, if this was able to help take the angst out of the [broader postal] legislation for some lawmakers, that would help us out."