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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Albuquerque have public transportation?

ABQ Ride buses run along routes throughout the city. For schedules and route information, call the Transit Department’s Customer Service Center at 505-243-7433, or visit

What should I wear for the conference?

We suggest business casual attire for attending the forum. Traditional regalia for the opening and closing receptions is encouraged. Albuquerque is generally cool and dry in March, with average daytime temperatures around 60°F (15°C), and nighttime lows around 36°F (2°C), although the weather can be variable.

Should I be concerned about the altitude?

Visitors not used to high elevations may take a bit of time to adjust to Albuquerque’s high altitude—approximately 5,300 feet (1,600 meters) at the airport. Some people tire faster in the thin air, and the desert climate can cause dehydration. The easiest way to avoid altitude sickness is to drink a lot of water. Also, remember that alcohol may affect you faster than usual. Your skin may feel drier as well; you may be more comfortable if you bring hand lotion or moisturizer. Finally, sunburn is more common at higher elevations, even on cloudy days, due to the thinner atmosphere; sunscreen, hats and sunglasses are recommended. If you have concerns, or if you have previously experienced altitude sickness, consult your health care provider for advice.

Can I get visitor information at the airport?

The Airport Information Center is located in the lower level of the Albuquerque International Sunport in the baggage claim area. Information is available 24 hours a day, and the Information Center is staffed with volunteers daily Sunday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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