Three Nashville area post offices are still in danger of closure.
The United States Postal Service released the latest revisions to its consolidation plan Friday as part of a plan to cut costs.
The USPS pared its list to 241, 35 percent fewer than the last potential closure list which included 371 offices. The three Nashville locations — Donelson, Northeast and Glenview — were not among the 130 saved.
The USPS expects to lose as much as $7.8 billion next year — after losing $3.8 billion in the last fiscal year — and had identified 3,600 facilities — a tenth of the nation’s post offices — for potential shutdown.
“To shore up its finances, the postal service is looking at every aspect of its business to economize. Reducing over-capacity in retail and delivery operations is a smart business move. Every effort is being made to maintain and improve customer access to postal services,” said USPS senior vice-president for operations Steven J. Forte.
Sixteen Tennessee postal facilities in Chattanooga, Memphis, Knoxville, Clarksville and Jackson, in addition to the Nashville three, are on the latest list.
The postal service has yet to announce how many facilities will ultimately be closed and reiterated Friday’s list is not final.