Six days a week the United States Postal Service delivers an average of 563 million pieces of mail -- 40 percent of the entire world's volume.
Ten mail processing centers in Texas are among 252 nationwide targeted for closure this spring as part of a $3 billion cost-cutting move.
The U.S. Postal Service said Monday that it seeks to move quickly to shut the processing units and slow first-class delivery, amid declining mail volume. The Postal Service is projected to have a record loss of $14.1 billion next year.
The agency in September announced the list of processing facilities being studied, including sites in Dallas and Fort Worth.
The Postal Service will hold a public meeting to discuss its proposal to move the incoming mail processing operation from the Dallas Processing and Distribution Center into the Fort Worth center. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, in the Student Auditorium at Mountain View College.
Another meeting to discuss a proposal to move some mail processing from Fort Worth to Coppell and shift the Dallas processing to Fort Worth will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at the Grapevine Convention Center Concord Room (2-3).
The agency on Monday said the cuts are now being finalized to close the processing centers, starting in April.
The cost of mailing a first-class letter goes up a penny, beginning Jan. 22, to 45 cents.