WASHINGTON D.C. (CNN) — Saturday mail service will soon be a thing of the past.
U.S. Postal Service officials announced Wednesday it will stop delivering first-class mail on Saturdays, but packages will still be delivered.
The change, which goes into effect the week of Aug. 5, is expected to save a few billion dollars. The agency also plans to implement a number of other cost cutting measures.
Postal officials have been calling on Congress to pass legislation to ease their fiscal pain.