Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
On October 12, 2012, the Postal Service filed a notice, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3641, announcing its intent to conduct a market test of an experimental product called Metro
The Postal Service states that online e-commerce companies and retailers have realized the power of online shipping platforms, which has created an opportunity for the Postal Service to explore the feasibility of providing same-day local delivery within a defined metropolitan area.
The initial period of the market test lasts until January 2013.
The Commission establishes Docket No. MT2013-1 to consider matters raised by the Notice, including the Postal Service's request for exemption from the $10 million revenue limitation. It encourages interested persons to review the Notice for more details. Interested persons may submit comments on whether the Postal Service's filing in the captioned docket is consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3641. Comments are due no later than October 29, 2012. The filing can be accessed via the Commission's Web site
The Commission appoints Tracy Ferguson to serve as Public Representative in this docket.
1. The Commission establishes Docket No. MT2013-1 to consider matters raised by the Notice.
2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Tracy Ferguson is appointed to serve as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding.
3. Comments by interested persons are due no later than October 29, 2012.
4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the
By the Commission.