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In light of the rapidly evolving circumstances surrounding Coronavirus, COVID-19, learn how to keep your business connected virtually.

Join our Commute Solutions team Monday, March 23 at 11:00 a.m. for the Keeping Local Governments Moving webinar for tips on teleworking, virtual meeting spaces, cybersecurity, and team engagement.

The Houston-Galveston Area Council is working to help minimize the health impacts of our region. The safety and well-being of our employees, their family members, and the people we serve remains paramount during this rapidly changing event. We will continue to provide the utmost service to our region.

As the Houston-Galveston Area Council closely monitors the situation, employees are working remotely and operating under normal business hours with limited on-site staff. We are available to connect via remote teleconferencing options and other communication platforms to conduct business and maintain services to all the communities we serve.

View the H-GAC website calendar for the latest updates on event postponements or changes.

For immediate assistance, view H-GAC's list of Program Contacts.

The U.S. Congress in late 2019 repealed a section of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that required nonprofit organizations to pay 21% unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on subsidized employee parking and transportation benefits.

The repeal will help ease the cost to employers of providing these benefits, passing the savings on to their employees. The Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) worked tirelessly for the last two years to persuade Congress to withdraw the tax.

Among the organizations that will be affected by the repeal are hospitals, universities, transit agencies, museums, and more.

For more on the story and on ACT, visit the Association for Commuter Transportation website.