U.S. Postal Service may end door-to-door delivery

FILE This Dec. 5, 2011 file photo shows the United States Postal Service headquarters in Washington. The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service on Thursday reported losses of $57 million per day in the last quarter and warned it will miss another payment due to the U.S. Treasury, just one week after its first-ever default on a payment for future retiree health benefits. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

July 23, 2013 2:19:05 PM PDT
Door-to-door mail delivery could soon be a thing of the past.

It's part of a new proposal to overhaul the United States Postal Service.

Under the plan, residents would pick up their mail from mailbox clusters in neighborhoods, like you see in larger apartment complexes.

Ending door-to-door delivery would save the cash-strapped postal service about $4.5 billion a year.

However, unions say it's a bad idea - especially for the elderly and disabled.