Annie Norman // firstname.lastname@example.org
The Save the Post Office Coalition is gratified to see our members’ activism, lawsuits, and engagement begin to pay off. When we began this journey, USPS was only committing to 10% of its fleet being electric. Today’s announcement brings that commitment to 75% electric by 2026. This is a welcomed turn around that will deliver needed pollution reductions to communities, a better experience to Postal workers, and help stabilize the USPSs bottom line.
Experts agree the fleet could be 95% electric, so this is not yet where we need to be. Also lacking are any new commitments for the vehicles to be union made, which undermines the Administration’s goal of electrifying the nation’s fleet with union-made vehicles. We look forward to seeing more details of this plan and hope the USPS and Administration will be open to further improvements that ensure taxpayer investment is yielding the greatest possible benefit.