Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I attend this conference?

The 2022 PUG TEA conference in Lake Tahoe is perfect for any transportation planning professional looking to expand their skillset in the industry through utilizing cutting-edge technology. 

What's the cost?

Our exclusive rate for the TEA conference starts at $350* per ticket. Tickets for the PUG conference start at $500* and late registration tickets are priced at $550* per ticket. 

*Ticket costs exclude applicable state sales tax and credit card processing fees. 

What's the easiest way to get from the airport to the venue?

The nearest airport to the conference venue is the Reno-Tahoe Airport located in Reno, Nevada. It is approximately a one hour drive (56 miles) from the airport to Harveys Lake Tahoe. Once at the venue, there are many food options and lake attractions within walking distance. For any conference-sponsored outings that are not within walking distance, a shuttle service will be provided.

Rental Car: If you choose to rent a vehicle and drive, the Reno-Tahoe Airport conveniently has rental car services located inside the airport at baggage claim.

Shuttle Service: There is one shuttle service that provides transportation to and from the airport and Lake Tahoe venues. To purchase shuttle tickets, please visit South Tahoe Airporter here: https://southtahoeairporter.com/

Rideshare: It is unlikely popular rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft will provide transportation to and from the airport.

If additional conference transportation options become available, we will post them here. 

What are some other fun things I can do while in town?

Lake Tahoe has a variety of activities and dining options for you to enjoy. A list of popular activities near the conference can be found here.

Can you tell me about Harrahs/Harvey's?

Located in Stateline, Nevada, Harvey's is a lakeside resort that has breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. The property features a variety of food & beverage dining options, and is nearby many of Lake Tahoe's most popular attractions. 

What will the weather be like?

During this time of year in Lake Tahoe, you can expect temperatures ranging from the low 50's to the mid 50's. 

What is included in the cost of attendance? 

The cost of attendance includes complimentary breakfasts and snacks, networking events, and the October 20th Blackjack Party Banquet. 

Is transportation available throughout my stay?

Yes, Uber and Lyft are available by request through their mobile apps. Lake Tahoe also has multiple taxi services that can accommodate you during your stay. Transportation options can be found here.

What amenities are in the hotel?

Harvey's offers its guests a variety of restaurants, shopping, a spa, and a pool. More information regarding the property's amenities can be found here.

What if I need to cancel?

For assistance with refunds and cancellations, please send an email to [email protected] 

Will there be any conference outings?

Four outing options will be provided for guests to choose from for Wednesday afternoon. Conference attendees are not required to attend an outing. Select the option you'd like to attend when completing registration. If you need to pay for your outing separate from conference registration fees, simply complete two separate registration forms.

Tallac Historic Site Tour
Group tour of the Tallac Historic Site Estates and access to the museum. Learn the history of life at Tahoe, the infamous Lucky Baldwin and his family, and the Washoe people. Transportation to and from the site is included.

Cost: $0 for conference attendees/$25 for conference guests


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East Shore Trail E-Bike Tour
Ride an electric bike on what is arguably the most scenic bike path in the western US! The 2-hour ride is a beautiful 6-mile ride to and from Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.

Cost: $25 for conference attendees/$75 for conference guests


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East Shore Trail Walking Tour

Take a leisurely walk as far as you wish along this scenic multi-use path. The path hosts 25 informative panels highlighting the history, geology, flora and fauna of Lake Tahoe. Transportation is provided to and from the trail head.

Cost: FREE!  

Round of Golf at Edgewood Lake Tahoe
Rated as one of Golf Digest’s top public golf courses, Edgewood has welcomed some of the biggest names in the game. Players like Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Phil Mickelson, John Daly, and Lee Trevino have all teed up here, adding their masterful strokes to this mighty legend on the lake. Golf round includes 18 holes and a cart. Clubs can be rented for $100. Transportation is on your own. Edgewood is located less than a mile away from Harveys.

Cost: $185 for conference attendees/$235 for conference guests

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Virginia City 
Step back in time with an afternoon in Virginia City! Tour this historic mining town and check out the many attractions offered. This is NOT a ghost town, Virginia City is full of life and characters you will never forget. Your ticket includes transportation, tickets to the attractions of your choice, and a detailed guide on what to do and see during your visit. 

Cost: $50 for conference attendees/$75 for conference guests

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Can I pay by check?

To pay via check, please complete the online registration and select “Other Payment”. Your registration will be in pending status until payment is received. Please make checks payable to: TEA/PUG INC Send to: Nevada Department of Transportation ATTN: Tonia Andree, Construction Division 1263 S. Stewart Street Carson City, NV 89712.