From March-Nov 2020 there was a backlog on passport applications due to the covid shutdowns.
In December the Travel Gov website started processing expedited passport applications and renewal.
I paid for the extra $60 fee to do a 5 week processing of my passport. Mailed my application form, photo and old book on Dec 4th and by January 14-16 I was mailed back my new passport and ID card.
Sonatina No 2 in F Major Rondo – Joel Cummins .