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Urges North Platte Citizens to Attend Public Input Meeting on March 28

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) released the following statement after the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced the initial findings of its Mail Processing Facility Review of the North Platte Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). The report recommends transitioning the North Platte P&DC into a Local Processing Center and transferring some processing and distribution functions to Denver.

“I am disappointed and deeply concerned that USPS is moving forward with plans to downgrade the North Platte Post Office.

“Transferring some operations to Denver risks cutting jobs and increasing delivery delays for Nebraskans. It is also especially difficult to understand how sending intra-Nebraska mail out of state would improve efficiency.

“The best decisions impacting our communities are made by the people who live and work there, not government bureaucrats.

“I will continue to fight against this misguided decision. I strongly encourage North Platte citizens to make their views and voices heard on this important topic,” said Senator Fischer.

Background:


On January 10, USPS published a notice that it was conducting a Mail Processing Facility Review of its processing operations at the North Platte P&DC.

On March 11, USPS announced its initial results of the facility review, including plans totransfer some mail processing operations to the Denver P&DC in Colorado. 

Currently, the North Platte facility processes and distributes all mail in Nebraska west of the city of Cozad to the Wyoming border, north to the South Dakota border, and into portions of northern Kansas.

USPS announced it would hold a public meeting to share the initial results of the study and allow members of the community to provide additional feedback.

The meeting will be held at the time and location below:

Thursday, March 28, at 6:00 PM
Sandhills Convention Center
2102 S Jeffers St
North Platte, NE 69101

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