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March 02, 2022

Trone Sends Letter to Postmaster General DeJoy Urging USPS to Establish a Post Office in Urbana

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March 2, 2022

Contact: Sasha Galbreath, Sasha.Galbreath@mail.house.gov 

Trone Sends Letter to Postmaster General DeJoy Urging USPS to Establish a Post Office in Urbana

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Congressman David Trone sent a letter to United States Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy urging the USPS to examine the feasibility of opening a post office branch in Urbana, Maryland.

In the letter, Trone highlighted how the community’s closest post office is in downtown Frederick, Maryland, almost 10 miles away; however, as many who live in this area know, traffic can make this commute time well over 30 minutes. He urged the Office of the Postmaster General to further explore the possibility of establishing a new postal branch in Frederick County.

“Several adjacent, similarly-sized communities already have their own local post office facilities,” Congressman Trone wrote. “Opening a local office in Urbana would save my constituents from having to travel several miles to mail their packages, and would also allow the USPS to better serve the growing number of homes and businesses in the area.”

The full letter is available here and below.

March 1, 2022

Dear Postmaster General DeJoy: 

I write to you today to request that the United States Postal Service (USPS) examine the feasibility of opening a post office branch in Urbana, Maryland. Currently, those living in Urbana must use the post office in downtown Frederick, Maryland, which is almost 10 miles away and has inconvenienced a number of my constituents.

The Urbana community has been rapidly growing in recent years, with its population increasing nearly 50% since the 2010 Census. This growth has led to an uptick in new commercial and residential development in the area – including the Woodlands, a 55-and-older community, which will eventually build more than 500 new residences. With a number of retail stores and restaurants opened this past summer, this growth is only expected to continue. 

Several adjacent, similarly-sized communities already have their own local post office facilities. Opening a local office in Urbana would save my constituents from having to travel several miles to mail their packages, and would also allow the USPS to better serve the growing number of homes and businesses in the area. 

It is my hope that the recently House-passed Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 3076), which I was proud to support, will be signed into law as soon as possible. The bill would give USPS much-needed financial security, which I hope will afford you the opportunity to expand into communities like Urbana. Thank you very much for your attention to this matter. 

Sincerely, 

David Trone

Member of Congress

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees in the 117th Congress. In Congress, Trone is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the mental health and addiction crises, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.

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