"We'll review them, seek community comments and then come to a decision as soon as possible," said DOT spokesman Bill Mosley. "But it's difficult to say how long that might take."
Mesa will continue flying from Merced on its current schedule until a new, two-year subsidy contract is signed.
In June, more than 1,200 passengers flew out of the Merced Municipal Airport.
Reporter Corinne Reilly can be reached at 209-385-2477 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Reporter Leslie Albrecht contributed to this report.
A city that's had its share of airline upheaval in recent years now has a tough decision ahead of it. After Phoenix-based Mesa Air Group announced in May that it wanted out of its federal...
Mesa Air to rebid for flight service: Group had said costs were too high to serve Visalia, Merced, Las Vegas loop.
Jul. 21--VISALIA -- Just two months ago, Mesa Air Group announced it wanted out of its subsidized federal contract to provide passenger air service from Visalia and Merced to Las Vegas, citing...
Vision Airlines is hoping that size matters to local air travelers. The airline -- one of three competing for the federal subsidy that funds Merced's passenger flights -- will showcase its...
Visalia ready for flight decision: Council likely will recommend Great Lakes to provide service to Vegas.
Sep. 3--VISALIA -- An airline twice passed over by federal transportation officials to provide passenger service in Visalia appears poised to earn the endorsement of local leaders for a subsidized...