The Consumer Postal Council champions world-class postal services by promoting programs and policies that increase productivity, transparency and eliminate distortions and inefficiencies caused by monopolies.

Recent Postal Service reports from Ms. Lori Rectanus, Director, Physical Infrastructure Team, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), and her team address topics such as terminal dues, international mail security and key considerations for potential changes to the U.S. Postal Service’s monopolies. The U.S. Postal Service is also included in GAO's prominent...

In 1897, a year when mail was still largely delivered by horse and wagon, construction began on an innovative scheme beneath the streets of Philadelphia. Using an intricate network of compressors and metal pipes, the new system could shoot a capsule holding a few hundred letters across a city in...

The magnitude of the U.S. Postal Service’s unfunded liabilities for its retiree pensions and health benefits imperils the agency and its workforce. Now a Congressional proposal seeks to brighten the agency’s future finances – by shifting these liabilities onto federal taxpayers through the Medicare system. To read the rest of this...