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A commuter’s return to work begins with their first step outside the door. Join Greater Houston’s transit and vanpool providers and the Commute Solutions team for a panel discussion on the status of commuter transportation in the region. Learn about what area transportation providers are doing to help make the journey safer, and what commuters can do to help keep themselves safe in their plan for a return to work.

This session is sponsored jointly by BCycle, Connect Transit, Conroe Connection, Fort Bend Transit, Harris County Transit, Houston-Galveston Area Council, Island Transit, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO), and Woodlands Transit.

Commute Solutions wants to hear from you! Whether you're a telework newbie or working more lately as a result of the pandemic, enter our contest for a chance to receive a free one-month Houston B-Cycle Membership. Simply take a picture of your telework space and upload with your contest form.

The contents ends on May 7.

Commute Solutions recently offered a training to over 70 participants to discuss the status of telework in our region, best practices, program design and successful implementation.

View a recording of the webinar and download a copy of the presentation.

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The U.S. Congress in late 2019 repealed a section of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that required nonprofit organizations to pay 21% unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on subsidized employee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