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Employer Champions

As an employer in Arlington County, your business can be recognized and rewarded for your dedication to sustainable transportation programs.

Through your partnership with Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP), your company will see immediate benefits, including:

  • Recruitment and retention of employees
  • Operational cost savings
  • Improved employee health, well-being, and productivity
  • Competitive advantage and increased marketability
  • Environmental stewardship

As an Employer Champion, you’ll receive great perks and opportunities to be featured around the County. Every Champion is recognized and rewarded; however, the higher your level, the more benefits your company receives.


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2017 Employer Champions

2017 Champions has ended. We are excited to continue to work with employers to take each Champion to the next level in 2018.

Eastern Research Group, Inc.

ERG is a multi-disciplinary consulting company with offices in Arlington, Virginia, and 10 other cities across the country. ERG helps its clients preserve the environment, improve worker protection, ensure the safety of food and drugs, plan sustainable facilities, and achieve other positive outcomes.

ERG currently provides a transit subsidy to employees, and over two-thirds of the staff is permitted to telework, especially with the recently upgraded technology for the office. In addition, ERG is located in the Navy League Building in Courthouse, which has a gym with showers and locker facilities, as well as secure bike parking for bike commuters. Finally, ERG recently began offering discounted carshare memberships with Zipcar to provide another way for employees to get around during and after the workday.

Smithsonian Institution - Office of Contracting and Personal Property Management

The Smithsonian OCon & PPM office supports Washington DC’s Smithsonian Institution museum system. Employees are offered a range of benefits, including flex-time scheduling, compressed work weeks, telework, shuttles as well as Metro fare between work sites, ATP presentations for employees, walking and biking promotion, and a pre-tax transportation benefit.

Temple Army Readiness Center

The transportation staff at Arlington Hall Station are very motivated to find commute alternatives for their service members due to the limited parking capacity of their parking garage. The facility conducted a transportation survey of its staff to better inform the transportation decision making process later on. Also, the National Guard is exploring ways to partner with the Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute since they are in the same location and both generate large amounts of vehicle traffic. This collaboration to achieve local traffic relief is the hallmark of a true Champion!


540 offers full-stack development for federal clients, injecting a little bit of the Silicon Valley mentality into the Department of Defense and beyond. 540 employees benefit from some great benefits, including flex time, Lyft business accounts, telework opportunities, subsidized gym memberships and a financial benefit for commuters.

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of HVACR and water heating equipment within the global industry. AHRI is very active in promoting wellness and exercise among their employees – they currently provide free annual Capital Bikeshare memberships to staff and also participate in events including Walk at Lunch Day and Bike to Work Day. AHRI also provides a pre-tax transit benefit for employees to use on their commute by bus or Metro.

Airlines Reporting Corporation

Airlines Reporting Corporation® (ARC) is a technology solutions company providing transaction settlement and data information services. Airlines, travel agencies, Corporate Travel Departments (CTD), railroads, and other travel suppliers process more than $84 billion annually through ARC’s world-class settlement system – making it the financial backbone of travel distribution.

American Society for Radiation Oncology

Founded in 1958, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As a leading organization in radiation oncology, biology and physics, ASTRO’s mission is to advance the practice of radiation oncology by promoting excellence in patient care, providing opportunities for educational and professional development, promoting research and disseminating research results and representing radiation oncology in a rapidly evolving socioeconomic healthcare environment.

ASTRO knows the importance and usefulness of alternative transportation and offers a directly subsidized transportation benefit for those who commute by Metro, train and bus. They also have an extensive telework policy and flexible scheduling to allow employees a better work/life balance.

American Society of Transplant Surgeons

The American Society of Transplant Surgeons represents approximately 1,800 professionals dedicated to excellence in transplantation surgery. Our mission is to advance the art and science of transplant surgery through leadership, advocacy, education, and training. To learn more, visit ASTS.org or email asts@asts.org. ASTS values healthy lifestyles for its employees, and is proud to be a Walking Workplace, offer Capital Bikeshare corporate memberships, support flex scheduling and telework, and a pre-tax transit benefit.

Arlington Economic Development

Arlington Economic Development (AED) provides visionary leadership and superior services to Arlington’s business community, its tourism industry and its real estate development. Located a couple of blocks from the Ballston Metro Station, AED employees receive a variety of commuting benefits such as a direct transit benefit for those who choose to ride metrorail or bus to work, flex time and staggered work schedule and with the option to telework too!

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia. ASTHO supports its members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, in ensuring excellence in state-based public health practice to improve the nation’s health. ASTHO values and promotes health and wellness for its employees, and encourages staff to participate in Arlington community events that support healthy lifestyles, such as Walk at Lunch Day. Learn more at astho.org. In addition, ASTHO supports telework and flex scheduling, as well as providing benefits for transit options.

BAE Systems

As a major manufacturer, BAE System’s operations have a significant impact on the environment through the energy and resources we use and the waste we generate. BAE is working to reduce the environmental impact of our operations and helping our customers and suppliers do the same.

Bloomberg BNA

Bloomberg BNA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bloomberg, you can learn more about their services here.


Blumont is a nonprofit humanitarian and development organization that improves lives and livelihoods through inclusion, engagement and empowerment. We build lasting relationships and strengthen our beneficiaries’ capabilities to create sustainable change and direct their own development.

These principles are at the core of Blumont’s mission: to reduce the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable groups and provide the tools and resources needed to increase their self-sufficiency.

In addition to the outstanding work Blumont does abroad, the organization is a proud gold member of the Champions program. Blumont in a designated Bicycle Friendly Business, provides a transit benefit to pay for employees’ commutes, and has implemented a telework policy so working from home can be a viable option for many employees. Blumont recognizes that the quality of life of its employees is crucial to increasing the effectiveness of its goals overseas. With this in mind, Blumont does everything it can to improve employees’ commuting options.

Boeing Long Bridge

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries.

With corporate offices in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 169,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries.

Boeing Long Bridge, located in Arlington, Virginia, opened in October 2014, the site is headquarters for the company’s Government Operations and Boeing International, as well as several other functions in the Boeing Defense, Space & Security business unit.


CNA Corporation is a not-for-profit organization based in Arlington, VA, that conducts research for U.S. government agencies, including the Departments of Defense, Education, Homeland Security, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Coast Guard. Major areas of research include national security, international relations, military manpower and readiness, education, technology and systems.

Conservation International

Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, Conservation International empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity. Conservation International offers a wide range of transportation benefits to employees, including Capital Bikeshare corporate memberships, telework and flex scheduling, pre-tax transportation benefits, bicycle infrastructure and support, and more.

Consumer Technology Association

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is the technology trade association representing the $208 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CTA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services. CTA values employee wellness and promotes flex scheduling, telework, biking and walking, and has a mortgage program that incentivizes employees to live near work to reduce commuting stress.

Crystal City BID

The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is INNOVATIVE, ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. Not only does the BID promote green transportation options for residents, visitors and businesses, it offers its own employees a transit subsidy, Capital Bikeshare corporate memberships, telework options, and flex scheduling, as well as providing bike facilities. For more information, visit crystalcity.org, like facebook.com/crystalcityva, and follow @ccbid on Twitter.


CSRA has been dedicated to solving complex mission and efficiency challenges for the U.S. government. From offices and locations around the globe, they support government clients in civilian, defense, health, intelligence, law enforcement and homeland security agencies by delivering IT solutions and professional services in such areas as information technology lifecycle services; cloud and mobile computing; cyber security; solutions development and integration; and, strategy development and organizational change management.

CSRA provides employees with $100 through their commuter benefits program and also offers the $20 bicycle benefit to those who commute to work by bike. They have a formal telework program in place to offer flexibility and save on office space for the 400 employees who work at the Ballston location. Finally, to promote health and wellness among employees, CSRA provides discounted memberships to employees through Capital Bikeshare’s Corporate Membership program.

Hilton Garden Inn Arlington/Courthouse Plaza

The Hilton Garden Inn Arlington/Courthouse is a model employer that goes above and beyond when it comes to considering transportation options for employees and guests. The hotel joined Champions at the Bronze Level and has set an ambitious plan for rising to the Platinum Level before the year end. The big challenge will be getting a transit benefit in place but management at the hotel is engaged and recognizes the numerous benefits that come along with simplified commuting. ATP’s customized Quick Glance is very popular with the front desk staff – they use it all the time to assist hotel guests with their transportation questions! The hotel already has flex time, telework and gym expense reimbursement policies in place so the future certainly looks bright for the Hilton Garden Inn in Courthouse!

Hilton Garden Inn Arlington/Shirlington

The Hilton Garden Inn Arlington/Shirlington hotel is conveniently located off I-395 in Shirlington Village. This neighborhood features shops, 20 different restaurants highlighting world cuisines, and the Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre. Within a five-mile radius of the hotel are attractions such as the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, Old Town Alexandria and numerous historic sites in the nation’s capital, Washington DC. Almost all of the Hilton Garden Inn Shirlington’s employees receive a transit subsidy, can use the hotel shuttle, showers and bike facilities, and some transportation information in Spanish and Amharic is available as well. In addition, the Hilton Garden Inn Shirlington was designated a Best Workplaces for Commuters in 2013.

Hyatt Regency Crystal City

The Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport not only offers luxury accommodations in the heart of the Washington DC metro region, but easy access via the public transportation system to the nation’s best monuments, local fine dining and high-end shopping as well. Hyatt Regency Crystal City employees take advantage of a shuttle to the Crystal City Metro station, a pre-tax benefit, and participate in health and wellness programs including National Walk @ Lunch Day.

International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Since 1987, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has worked in over 145 countries to support citizens’ rights to participate in free and fair elections. As a global leader in democracy promotion, they advance good government and democratic rights by providing technical assistance to election officials, empowering the underrepresented to participate in the political process and applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle. IFES supports their employees by offering competitive commuter benefits that help promote wellness and work-life balance, including pre-tax transportation benefits, onsite shower for active commuters, a formal telework policy, flexible scheduling and the option for compressed work schedules.

Keppler Speakers

Keppler Speakers is the go-to source for a diverse range of world-class speakers – real people who tell real stories with real impact. Located across from the Clarendon Metro Station, Keppler Speakers offers a variety of transit benefits to its employees such as a pre-tax transit benefits, formal telework policy, flexible work schedule and more! We look forward to working with Keppler this year.

Marymount University

Marymount University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic located in Arlington, Virginia. Marymount offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in a wide range of disciplines and has a diverse and welcoming academic community. Marymount University offers a wide range of transportation benefits to their employees and students including a shuttle bus from Ballston Metro to the main campus, pre-tax transportation benefits (to staff), bicycle infrastructure and support, and more.

MTB Early Enrichment Center

MTB is a Spanish-immersion early enrichment center with a “healthy mind, healthy body” philosophy and a curriculum that prepares the children for kindergarten. Various enrichment programs as well as more traditional hands-on learning are offered, such as art appreciation, music lessons, gardening, and age-appropriate cooking lessons; homemade nutritious meals using fresh ingredients including organic vegetables from the garden are served. The center also has sport activities such as mini soccer, basketball, hockey, golf and baseball camps. The main goal of the center is for children to have fun while exercising and learning. Almost all the employees take public transportation, and are now able to take advantage of their new pre-tax transit benefit option. In addition, employees can take advantage of a variety of resources and shower facilities, and parents can use the “Car Free Near Me” link on the company’s homepage. Maria Teresa’s Babies prides itself on being a community supporter of Arlington’s Car Free lifestyle.

National Association of Chain Drug Stores

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is a relatively recent addition to the Arlington business community and chose its current office in Rosslyn largely due to its proximity to both the Rosslyn and Courthouse Metro stations. While in Alexandria, NACDS offered free parking to employees but they have switched to paying $75/month toward employees’ parking costs and $130/month toward employees’ SmartBenefits transit accounts. NACDS is a role model for how to begin to shift company culture away from drive-alone commuting and toward a holistic view that considers all modes of commuting. In addition to its stellar transit benefit, the company also offers an informal telework policy, flex time scheduling, and invaluable bike amenities like secure storage, lockers, and showers.

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

NRECA is the national service organization for more than 900 not-for-profit rural electric cooperatives and public power districts providing retail electric service to more than 42 million consumers in 47 states and whose retail sales account for approximately 12 percent of total electricity sales in the United States. Its mission is to promote, support, and protect the community and business interests of electric cooperatives. NRECA offers employees a transit benefit, provides bike parking, showers, and lockers for bike commuters, and promotes wellness through various programs, incentives, and competitions among employees.

Navanti Group

Navanti is an applied analytics company, making complex environments accessible through actionable data. We help clients operate in countries across Africa, Eurasia and the Middle East through data analytics, crowdsourcing and custom applied solutions.

Navanti’s clients benefit from our unique data sets, real time analytics and technology enabled solutions.

Our people make the difference. Navanti recruits multi-talented people, who possess a curiosity about the world and a desire to make a positive impact. We celebrate diversity and promote multi-disciplinary approaches. At Navanti, recruits join high-performance teams, enjoy unique career opportunities and work on solving some of the most challenging problems of our times.

In addition to a competitive Health & Wellness Benefits Program, a Professional Development Program and a Wealth & Planning Program, Navanti has also established a Commuting & Workplace Benefits Program to include Commuter Benefits. Regular full-time employees are eligible to participate in the Commuter Benefits Program. Employees in the program receive $50 and can set aside pre-tax money for mass transit and parking expenses through a convenient payroll deduction.

Offender Aid and Restoration

Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) is an organization devoted to helping those who have been imprisoned to gain and maintain employment. Located in Courthouse, the organization believes in a work-life balance and offers a pre-tax transit benefit, has an informal telework policy and provides flexible schedule to allow employees a better work/life balance.

Public Broadcasting Service

PBS and its member stations are America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world. In addition, PBS’s educational media helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age-appropriate way. PBS offers Capital Bikeshare corporate memberships, promotes biking and walking year around and engages employees in numerous other wellness programs.

Phoenix Bikes

Phoenix Bikes is a non-profit that seeks to educate youth through bicycling, bicycle maintenance and teamwork exercises. The Youth Education Program looks to provide 12-17-year-olds with the skills needed to maintain and fix bikes. They also serve as a community bike shop, selling refurbished bikes and offering repair services. Being a bike related organization already ranks them high on the Champions radar, but that doesn’t stop them from offering great benefits like nearby showers/changing facilities and a telework program.

Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC

Promontory hires many millennials with computer programming backgrounds and therefore recognizes the importance of providing quality transportation benefits to maximize employee satisfaction, retention, and attract new talent. The company is in a state of growth and currently offers a pre-tax transit benefit option, free parking for carpools and bike amenities like lockers and showers. On top of all this, Promontory works with ATP to engage employees through transportation and health fairs to make sure people know their mobility options well.

Residence Inn Arlington Ballston

Residence Inn in Ballston offers extended stay options for those visiting the Arlington area. To find out more about their business on their website.

Rosslyn BID

Rosslyn, the urban community that is a gateway from Northern Virginia to Washington DC, is growing by leaps and bounds. The residential population of 11,000 continues to expand as people move into some of Rosslyn’s newer, more modern residences. At the same time, major commercial developments promise an even larger worker population in the neighborhood. Good public transportation systems will continue to play a critical role in ensuring that the community’s growth does not result in gridlock. In addition, the convenience and flexibility of having multiple transportation options has been a key factor in attracting employers, residents, and visitors to Rosslyn. The Rosslyn BID oversees much of the activity in the neighborhood and recognizes the value in programs like Capital Bikeshare corporate membership and SmartBenefits, which are promoted by Champions.

The Aluminum Association

The Aluminum Association is the aluminum industry’s voice in Arlington and DC. You can learn more about what they provide on their website.

The Cadmus Group, Inc.

Cadmus is a true Champion and offers a ton in the ways of transportation benefits. They have essential bike commuter amenities like showers and locker rooms and even offer their regular bike commuters a $100/year stipend for maintenance and repair on their bikes. Cadmus has many of the bronze and silver tier Champions requirements checked off so they are now looking to solidify their gold requirements. Given their bike amenities and transit benefit, the company is pursuing Bicycle Friendly Business and Best Workplaces for Commuters designations.

The Convention Store

The Convention Store (TCS) provides transportation system design and management for conventions, trade shows, sporting events, airports, parking facilities, and special events. The company thoroughly understands the needs of its clients and tailors the management team and staff to meet those needs. No matter how small or large an event is, TCS is the one-stop-shop for transportation needs. TCS was a slam dunk for the Champions program given its thorough understanding of the local transportation systems. TCS offers a subsidized transit benefit, carsharing memberships, and SmarTrip cards to employees and has a flex time and telework policies in place. Upon joining the Champions program, ATP helped the company apply and earn the Best Workplaces for Commuters designation!

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Nature Conservancy has more than 1 million members and work in all 50 United States and more than 30 countries around the world – protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. The organization promotes sustainable transportation among employees by offering a pre-tax transit benefit, a formal telework program, and provides bicycle facilities such as bike racks, lockers and showers. The Nature Conservancy also actively participates in events such as Bike to Work Day, Car Free Day and even hosted the Ballston pit stop for ATP’s annual National Walk@Lunch Day event.

Virginia Hospital Center

Virginia Hospital Center has provided exceptional medical services to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for 70 years and recently was named one of America’s 100 Top Hospitals® (for the second year in a row) and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics.

Designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, it is a 342-bed not-for-profit, teaching facility offering comprehensive healthcare and multiple, independently recognized Centers of Excellence including: Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery, the Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health, Neuroscience/Stroke, Oncology, Orthopedics (Total Joint Replacement Services), Bariatric Surgery, Palliative Care, Inpatient Rehab, Wound Healing & Hyperbaric, Emergency Services, Women & Infant Health and Urology.

AES Corporation

AES owns and operates a diverse portfolio of electricity generation and distribution businesses and improves the lives of millions of people by safely delivering reliable and sustainable energy solutions.

American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators

AAMVA represents the state and provincial officials in the United States and Canada who administer and enforce motor vehicle laws and highway safety. AAMVA is a nonprofit organization developing model programs in motor vehicle administration, law enforcement and highway safety. The association also serves as an information clearinghouse in these areas, and acts as the international spokesman for these interests. AAMVA offers a combination of a pre-tax benefit and direct subsidy for employees to use on transit for their commute. In addition, the office has bike racks, showers, and is conveniently located two blocks from Ballston Metro.

Arlington Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber represents the nexus of all that is amazing about Arlington’s business community. By joining Champions, the Chamber has acknowledged the important role transportation options play in supporting a vibrant and competitive business environment. To up their Champions standing, the Chamber has identified Capital Bikeshare corporate membership and pre-tax SmartBenefits as action items they would like to offer their staff.

Commonwealth Joe

Commonwealth Joe, the owners of Arlington’s historic Java Shack, exemplify what it means to be a small business dedicated to promoting transit options. Substantive transit benefits are more uncommon for small companies to implement but Commonwealth Joe has set ambitious goals for this year’s Champions program! The company recently became a Capital Bikeshare Corporate Partner to offer discounted annual bikeshare memberships to its employees. They have one of the first TransitScreen products installed at their front counter and even offer free SmarTrip cards to new employees! The local ART and Metrobus stop was adopted by the company at the outset of Champions to elevate their standing and display their commitment to transit options. By the end of the year, Commonwealth Joe plans to implement a pre-tax transit benefit for employees through SmartBenefits.

Communities In Schools

Communities In Schools works directly with 2,300 schools in 25 states and DC to build relationships that empower the most vulnerable students to stay in school and succeed in life. By doing this, Communities In Schools builds stronger, healthier and more economically stable communities where every person is capable of reaching his or her greatest potential.

Communities In Schools makes it easy for staff at their headquarters in Crystal City to commute to work by providing employees with a direct benefit for transportation, formalized telework opportunities and a seasonal compressed work schedule. The organization also promotes community events like National Walking Day to promote different ways of getting around Arlington.

Definitive Logic

Definitive Logic delivers performance-driven solutions and services that directly support the strategic intent of our government and commercial customers. We are a community of experts that seek to cultivate the highest level of talent consisting of professionals endeavoring to be recognized as among the best in their field. We strive to offer strong commuter options to benefit our people and the community around us.

Diplomatic Language Services

Diplomatic Language Services provides foreign language learning through specialized courses tailored to each student’s goals and preferences. They provide instruction to individuals, corporations, and government agencies. As a member of the Champions program, DLS is proud to offer its employees discounted Capital Bikeshare memberships through its CaBi corporate membership.

FI Consulting

FI Consulting combines analytical expertise and financial knowledge with an awareness of how to best leverage technology when developing or changing financial models and other complex applications. FI Consulting provides cost-effective, transparent, thoroughly documented, and scalable solutions, built with a vision of how they will evolve over time to meet your changing needs. The company offers their employees a pre-tax transit benefit.

Fors Marsh Group

Fors Marsh Group is an applied research company that specializes in the business of measuring, understanding, and influencing the way people think and make decisions. They gather data, predict behavior, educate the market, and help clients implement research results to improve their business. To put it simply: Fors Marsh Group helps its clients make evidenced-based decisions to achieve key business objectives. The company has been active in promoting various transportation and commuting options to employees and encourages wellness culture at the office. They provide free Capital Bikeshare memberships to employees, and allow flexible schedules and informal telework for employees. In addition, nearly half of Fors Marsh employees take advantage of a direct transit subsidy up to $130 a month provided by the company.

George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center

The State Department’s Foreign Service Institute (FSI) in South Arlington is a large government facility that has a lot of daily commuters coming from Arlington and the surrounding areas. With so many people traveling to and from FSI every day and the fact that the facility is not located near Metro, this State Department site has the potential to create a lot of congestion on the roads. Fortunately the forward-thinking leadership at FSI and the American Foreign Service Association recognizes this fact and has implemented numerous programs to mitigate single occupancy vehicle use as much as possible. FSI has routine shuttles running to the campus from the Rosslyn Metro and does much to promote the numerous buses coming from the Pentagon, Ballston, and Shirlington. Additionally, leadership at AFSA worked hard to get a Capital Bikeshare station located at one of the facility entrances – the station has proved to be a popular commuting option for nearby employees. FSI utilized ATP to administer a transportation survey of the staff and employees to see what transportation services could be improved upon. The results of this survey were enlightening and provided actionable items for AFSA to work towards.

GHT Limited

GHT is a leader in creating sustainable engineering solutions for base buildings and tenant spaces. Located a couple of blocks from the Ballston Metro Station, GHT offers a variety of transit benefits to its employees such as a pre-tax transit subsidy and a formal telework option. For those who chose to bike, GHT Limited’s location is perfect as it is located right off the Custis Trail and the building provides shower access. The company believes in providing a work-life balance for its employees and offers a compressed scheduled; most employees work a 10 X 4 schedule.

Healthcare Distribution Alliance

HDA is the national association representing primary healthcare distributors, the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers. HDA and its members work daily to provide value and achieve cost savings, an estimated $42 billion each year to our nation’s healthcare system. Over a third of HDA’s employees participate in the transit benefit subsidy of up to $105 a month provided by the organization, while several employees in the office bike to work and take advantage of the shower facilities provided.

International Justice Mission

International Justice Mission is a global organization that protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors and strengthen justice systems.

John Snow, Inc.

John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a large employer committed to transportation options and wellness programming for employees. The company offers discounted Capital Bikeshare memberships to employees and is a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Business. Between their telework program and subsidized transit benefit, JSI is poised to climb all the way to the platinum Champions level once they complete one additional gold level item. The HR staff at JSI is working closely with ATP to identify the best option for completing the gold level Champions requirements and is strongly considering applying for the Best Workplaces for Commuters award!


Langan is a premier land development engineering and environmental consultant for private developers, public agencies, property owners and institutional clients in the Mid-Atlantic region and around the world. Founded in 1970, Langan employs more than 1,000 employees throughout 27 offices across the United States and abroad.

Langan’s local Arlington, Virginia office provides site/civil, geotechnical and environmental engineering as well as 3D laser scanning services. Notable Langan projects within the Mid-Atlantic include Turnberry Tower, 1919 Clarendon Boulevard and the MWAA Silver Line Rail Yard in Virginia; the Kennedy Center Expansion, the redevelopment of the Georgetown West Heating Plant and Howard University in Washington, DC.

National Grocers Association

The National Grocers Association (NGA) is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry. National Grocers Association offers a pre-tax transit benefit and shares information about alternative transportation options in the office.


NatureServe is a non-profit organization that provides high-quality scientific expertise for conservation. Their dynamic and impactful data, tools, and resources help guide conservation action where it’s needed most. NatureServe envisions a world where decision-makers fully understand the importance of science in identifying and protecting our precious animals, plants, and ecosystems.

NatureServe offers its employees a combination of a direct and pre-tax transit benefit to encourage the use of public transit. They also have a shower facility on site for their bike commuters. The shower facility was added when they remodeled their suite a few years back especially for their bike commuters. Informal telework, flex time and staggered work schedule are some of the additional benefits that NatureServe offers its employees to make commuting easy.

Privia Health

Privia Health is a unique practice management & population health technology company building the nation’s largest high performance network of physicians. Privia’s aim is to give physician groups the resources they need for population health management, including access to data, analytics and electronic health records.

Ramboll Environ

Ramboll Enivron is the premier global consultancy, working with clients to manage their most challenging environmental, health and safety issues and attain their sustainability goals. Ramboll Enivron provides a pre-tax transit benefit to employees, showers and bike racks for their bike commuters, promotes health and wellness through their participation in Walk at Lunch Day and shares information about alternative transportation options in the office.

The American Waterways Operators

The American Waterways Operators is the national advocate for the U.S. tugboat, towboat and barge industry, which serves the nation as the safest, most environmentally friendly, and most economical mode of freight transportation. AWO promotes the long term economic soundness of the industry and works to enhance its ability to provide safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible transportation.

Despite having a small office of only around 20 employees, AWO has shown a commitment to providing the benefits and resources to improve their employees’ commutes. The organization provides direct transit subsidy of up to $130 a month, which half of the staff takes advantage of. There are also showers and bike racks available to use for bike commuters, and the office often participates in events such as Walk at Lunch Day to promote health and wellness among employees.

The Common Application

The Common Application is a not-for-profit membership organization committed to providing reliable services that promote equity, access and integrity in the college application process. The employees at The Common Application enjoy a variety of transportation benefits such as a pretax transit benefit, flexible time/staggered work schedule, informal telework and more.

The Conservation Fund

The Conservation Fund is a mission driven organization that prides itself in offering exceptional transportation benefits that align with its environmental ethics. Despite already offering a subsidized transportation benefit, month bike benefit, and a monthly “walk-to-work” subsidy, the organization is exploring options to further increase its bike commuting rate. Capital Bikeshare corporate membership is being discussed by leadership and a transportation survey is in the works to explore other areas of interest for transportation benefits in order to increase employee retention.

Virginia Department of Corrections

The Virginia Department of Corrections is a model correctional agency and a proven innovative leader in the profession. Their mission is to enhance public safety by controlling and supervising sentenced offenders in a humane, cost-efficient manner, consistent with sound correctional principles and constitutional standards. Virginia is a safer place to live and work because the Department provides exemplary services and programs for the rehabilitation and supervision of offenders.

Virginia Tech Research Center

The Virginia Tech Research Center – Arlington, at 900 N. Glebe Road, is a highly visible state-of-the-art facility designed to further the university’s mission to expand its research portfolio in the National Capital Region. The region offers great opportunity for partnerships with corporate research entities and close proximity to government agencies and other public and private-sector organizations. The building is located in the vibrant Ballston district of Arlington, a short distance from many of the leading science and research agencies of the federal government and many high-technology companies.

Acme Pie Company

ATP is thrilled to have Acme Pie Company among this year’s Champions. Acme’s owner and founder, Sol Schott, is an ardent supporter of cycling throughout the region and even makes his local pie deliveries with his cargo bike! You’ll be hard pressed to find more delicious pies than those Sol bakes. ATP is currently working with Sol to get his company listed as a Bicycle Friendly Business.

Air Force Association

The Air Force Association joined Champions at Bronze Level and set out some ambitious goals in order to increase its Champions standing. The organization hires a lot of employees straight out of college and recognizes the need to offer robust employee benefits in order to increase employee satisfaction and retention. With this in mind, AFA has begun the process of implementing a pre-tax transit benefit through SmartBenefits as well as exploring a Capital Bikeshare corporate account. They already offer flex scheduling and telework for many of their positions but are in a period of benefits evaluation and hope to expand their current offerings.

American Legislative Exchange Council

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is America’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators dedicated to the principles of limited government, free markets and federalism. ALEC members represent more than 60 million Americans and provide jobs to more than 30 million people in the United States. ALEC provides employees with equitable benefits for parking and transit, with employees benefiting from pre-tax transportation benefits and on-site gym and showers which are free for active commuters to use.

Ballston BID

The Ballston BID is a 25 block neighborhood of commercial and residential properties. With over 8.3 million square feet of office space, 1 million square feet of retail space and 8,000 residential units, Ballston offers a range of market-rate options. To support this, Ballston offers its residents, visitors and tenants a wide variety of transit options such as Ballston Metro Station (serviced by Orange and Silver Lines), Capital Bikeshare stations, dedicated bike lanes and a bus hub, which is home to several ART and Metro bus stops.

The Ballston BID is committed to engaging the employers in the neighborhood by partnering with ATP on National Walking Day, Bike to Work Day and other Champions events.

Buchanan & Edwards

Buchanan & Edwards is a trusted advisor to Federal, state, and local governments, providing information technology support and innovative solutions that help agencies succeed in the ever changing government and technology landscapes. Since 1998, BE has been committed to delivering on our customers’ missions by driving innovation, reducing cost, implementing automation and enabling information sharing so our clients are equipped to better serve the American citizen.

We recognize that each agency faces unique demands and complex requirements. In order to support our clients’ missions, we must hire and retain the best people. Our employees are motivated and innovative leaders that exemplify a consulting mindset. We are passionate about serving our customers and dedicated to delivering the highest quality solutions. We provide a collaborative, team-oriented environment where all are encouraged to push limits to produce meaningful and impactful work. We inspire a culture of commitment, take pride in the work we do, and we are proud that BE is a desired business partner.

As one of the fastest growing IT consulting firms in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, BE has made five consecutive appearances on the Inc. 500|5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies and is the winner of the 2011 Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award for the U.S. Department of State. Our team of professionals can assure you it is no surprise BE was voted one of the Top 50 Tech Places to Work.

As a recent addition to the growing list of Champions, Buchanan & Edwards has made a significant financial investment in promoting alternative modes of commuting. Employees who commute via public transit receive a monthly stipend to help defray the cost of their commute. Additionally, BE provides transportation information to new employees as they go through the onboarding process and the company just had ATP create a density plot map to help determine which employees may be able to commute via carpool. With several months left in the Champions program, there is still plenty of room for Buchanan & Edwards to continue their success!

Burke & Herbert Bank

Burke & Herbert Bank is Virginia’s oldest bank, owned and operated by members of the Burke and Herbert families since 1852. Located across from the Clarendon Metro Station, Burke & Herbert Bank offers a variety of services to its clients such as personal banking, business banking, online banking and more.

Busboys and Poets

Busboys and Poets is a community gathering place/restaurant headquartered in Washington, DC with a location in Shirlington. The company was created by Anas “Andy” Shallal, an Iraqi-American artist, activist and restauranteur. Busboys and Poets is leading the pack when it comes to restaurants by offering pre-tax transit benefits to all staff within the organization and sharing transportation information in their break rooms. Visit their site to learn more.

Capital Sports Ventures

Capital Sports Ventures is a business incubator that focuses on dynamic and cutting edge companies within the sports world. The company is currently doing market research and building strategic partnerships to create the capital region’s largest closed-road bike event. Given CSV’s current bike-oriented project, ATP is thrilled to have them on board with Champions!


Capterra is the online marketplace for the enterprise software industry. Capterra’s online software directories and complementary tools provide organizations with a free, comprehensive resource to research software solutions. Located in transit friendly Ballston, the company provides well rounded transit benefits to its employees that include a pre-tax transit benefit and an informal telework policy. Employees who choose to commute on bike take advantage of the building provided shower facility and secure bike parking. Capterra is working with ATP in hosting an informational session for its employees to prepare them for the upcoming I66 changes.

Courtyard by Marriott - Crystal City

Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport is located just one mile from Reagan National Airport (DCA) and offers a free airport shuttle to hotel guests and employees. The Crystal City Marriott also offers a covered underground walkway to Metrorail making it very convenient to access both the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. The Crystal City Marriott first joined Champions in October of 2017 by successfully hosting a follow-up meeting with ATP and achieving all the goals that they set for themselves earlier in the year. The hotel distributes a variety of brochures along with quick glances and information on the Guaranteed Ride Home to all associates. The hotel also actively promotes Capital Bikeshare and a variety of public transportation options including bus and rail services. The Crystal City Marriott is on its way to leveling up after the hotel invited ATP out to attend a benefits event. We are excited and looking forward to seeing what’s ahead for the hotel.


CoworkCafe is a casual, comfortable and convenient place to work with the benefit of café service and a collaborative community located in the heart of Clarendon. A coworking space that provides a unique environment that encourages community, networking and creativity all under one roof.

Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport

Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport is located just one mile from Reagan National Airport (DCA) and offers a free airport shuttle to hotel guests and employees. The Crystal City Marriott also offers a covered underground walkway to Metrorail making it very convenient to access both the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. The Crystal City Marriott first joined Champions in October of 2017 by successfully hosting a follow-up meeting with ATP and achieving all the goals that they set for themselves earlier in the year. The hotel distributes a variety of brochures along with quick glances and information on the Guaranteed Ride Home to all associates. The hotel also actively promotes Capital Bikeshare and a variety of public transportation options including bus and rail services. The Crystal City Marriott is on its way to leveling up after the hotel invited ATP out to attend a benefits event. We are excited and looking forward to seeing what’s ahead for the hotel.

Crystal Gateway Marriott

Crystal Gateway Marriott is perfectly situated minutes from Washington, DC and less than one mile from Reagan National Airport, with an interior corridor that connects to the Crystal City Metro. The Crystal Gateway Marriott is a very engaged in Champions after hosting an enrollment meeting with ATP. Since then, the hotel has been proactively distributing brochures, quick glances, Guaranteed Ride Home info cards as well as promoting Capital Bikeshare and other sustainable transit options such as bus and rail. The hotel has taken an aggressive approach to level up during this Champions year and are well on their way to being a Silver Champion by inviting ATP to table at a benefits event and successfully participating in and promoting Car Free Day. Since tabling at the benefits event, the hotel is currently working with ATP to create a density plot map to identify mode opportunities for employees.

Doorways for Women and Families

Doorways for Women and Families creates pathways out of domestic violence and homelessness leading to safe and stable lives. Doorways for Women and Families offer a monetary incentive for not driving (parking) to staff and provide information about alternative transportation options in their office.

Eagle Bank - Ballston

Eagle Bank was founded on the realization that banks were largely failing their communities because they were simply not part of them. With the desire to change that they started a new standard for banking and have become the go-to-community bank in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC. Located a block from the Ballston Metro Station, Eagle Bank offers its customers a variety of services that include online and mobile banking, commercial loans & lines of credit and treasury management.

George Mason University, Arlington Campus

George Mason University, established as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1957, gained independent university status in 1972 by an act of the Virginia General Assembly.

By developing the concept of the distributed university, Mason created an integrated network of campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William counties, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in its region. The Arlington Campus programs emphasize law, policy, economics, conflict resolution, social work, nonprofit management, initiatives in educational transformation, and global studies.


HDR is an architectural, engineering and consulting firm. HDR recently located in Clarendon and offers their employees robust transportation benefits that includes a combination of a direct and pre-tax transit subsidy, flexible work hours and an informal telework policy. In their effort to make commuting easy for their employees, HDR has installed a transit screen to share information about the available transit option in real-time.

Hilton Arlington & Towers

The Hilton in Ballston is located above the Ballston Metro Station. The hotel goes above and beyond when it comes to considering transportation options for employees and guests. They hotel recently became a Bronze Level Champion with plans to achieve a Gold Level recognition by end of the year. They currently offer a pretax transit benefit to staff, implement a parking fee and share ATP’s customized Quick Glance with hotel guest, staff and more! We look forward to working with them to achieve Gold Level recognition.

Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport

Conveniently located just minutes from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and a slew of transportation options, the Hilton Crystal City at Washington Ronald Reagan National Airport is no stranger to all things transit. You can find out more about the location here.

Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston

The Holiday Inn Arlington is located in Ballston, just three blocks from the Metro Station. The Holiday Inn offers guests and employees a variety of transit options such as Metrorail, Metrobus, ART and Capital Bikeshare. They also offer a complimentary shuttle service to the Metro for guests and visitors.

Hyatt Place Arlington

Hyatt Place Arlington/Courthouse Plaza is situated in Arlington’s Courthouse urban village, walking distance to restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and a range of transportation options including the Courthouse Metro stop. Washington D.C. is a quick 10 minute journey from our front door via metro. Reagan Washington National Airport is only a few stops from the Courthouse Metro. This new eight-story hotel, with 168 rooms and two suites, is a LEED Gold certified. Hyatt Place Arlington prides itself on its sustainable transportation amenities, including bicycle storage for employees and guests, and a transportation benefit for employees.

Industry Data Exchange Association

The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA) is the official technology service provider and eBusiness standards body of the electrical industry. The company helps thousands of manufacturers and distributors find the most cost-effective methods for running day-to-day business. IDEA’s applications help connect the supply chain and make business processes efficient, easy and enjoyable for people every day. IDEA was founded in 1998 through a partnership rooted in the collective leadership of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) members. Their applications also bring value to vertical markets such as industrial, retail, and consumer-packaged goods.

Intelligent Office

Intelligent Office is located in the heart of Ballston, serving clients from almost every industry imaginable. This premier office location provides a close proximity to Metrorail, bus and several Capital Bikeshare stations. The building also provides a free shuttle bus to the Ballston Metro. The highly trained staff handles clients’ calls by acting as integral parts of their staff and each individual customer is handled exactly the way the client wants it done. They also share transit information and brochures with their clients and visitors.

King & Nordlinger, LLP

King & Nordlinger is a dynamic, client-centered legal practice located in Clarendon. Their thriving commercial real estate law practice represents owners, managers, brokers, buyers, sellers, borrowers and secured lenders across the country. King and Nordlinger, LLP values and promotes health and wellness for its employees, and encourages staff to participate in Arlington community events that support healthy lifestyles, such as Bike to Work Day and Car Free Day.


Lyft’s DC Hub, located in Crystal City, is committed to solidifying Lyft as the premiere on-demand rideshare option in the DC area and providing first/last mile solutions to better connect residents, employees and visitors with transportation options in the community. Lyft leads by example, as employees themselves enjoy from direct transportation benefits, monthly Lyft credits to help employees travel for work or for play without using a personal vehicle, flex time and financial incentives for biking, walking and additional transportation needs.

Metro Offices

Metro Offices, located in Ballston, incorporates technological advances and work space design that includes state-of-the-art solutions for mobile workers, teleworkers, distributed workforces and short-term or long-term tenants. This penthouse office location provides easy access to Metrorail, bus, the Custis multi-use trail and several Capital Bikeshare stations. The building also provides free shuttle bus service to the Ballston Metro.

National Apartment Association

The National Apartment Association (NAA) is America’s leading advocate for quality rental housing. NAA’s mission is to serve the interests of multifamily housing owners, property managers, developers and suppliers and maintain a high level of professionalism in the multifamily housing industry to better serve the rental housing needs of the public.

Navy Federal Credit Union - One Liberty Center

Navy Federal Credit Union is an armed forces bank serving the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, DOD and their families. Located in transit friendly Ballston, the bank offers a direct transit subsidy to employees who commute to work using public transit.

Our Lady Queen of Peace

Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, located in Columbia Pike, provides educational and social justice opportunities for a diverse congregation, focusing on the Arlington community, while also working to provide for the well-being of marginalized groups everywhere. Our Lady Queen of Peace offers many programs that help their congregation find their location, such as using a Quick Glance to show nearby transportation options, providing those in need with SmarTrip cards to help them get around through a financial assistance program and hosting a Bike to Church Day. Staff at Our Lady Queen of Peace also benefit from flex time, participation in Bike to Work Day and on-site shower facilities and bike racks.

Papillon Cycles

Papillon Cycles is Arlington’s oldest bike shop – they’ve been keeping people rolling on two wheels since 1976! Eschewing the typical racer-oriented atmosphere that is prevalent at many bike shops, Papillon attempts to get back to the basics and make biking as easy and normal as taking a walk around the block. As a Champion, Papillon has applied for the League of American Bicyclist’s BFB designation and is eagerly looking forward to the awardee announcement that will be released in the spring. They are even considering offering Capital Bikeshare day passes to patrons who leave their personal bikes at the shop for servicing!

Penton Media

Penton Media is an information services and marketing company based primarily in New York, NY. The Arlington, VA offices primarily work creating and promoting Aviation Week, the flagship magazine for the Aviation Week Network. Employees can take advantage of pre-tax transit benefits as well as on-site showers and bike racks.

Professional Services Council

The Professional Services Council (PSC) is the national trade association of the government professional and technical services industry. Solely focused on preserving, improving, and expanding the federal government market for its members, PSC is the most respected industry voice and leader on legislative and regulatory policy issues related to government procurement, outsourcing and related business policy. The organization offers a direct transit subsidy to employees for their commute and has an informal telework policy as well as flex time. PSC is also active in promoting health and wellness and has participated in National Walk at Lunch Day.

Residence Inn Arlington Pentagon City

Residence Inn in Pentagon City offers extended stay options for those visiting the Arlington area. To find out more about their business on their website.

RNL Design

RNL Design is a global design firm based in Denver, CO with a presence in Arlington, VA and the greater D.C. region. Their architecture and designs range from commercial to even designing transit stations and buildings. They promote a bike friendly environment within their offices, providing showers and bike racks to commuters.

Thomas Solutions Incorporated

Thomas Solutions Inc (TSI) provides subject matter expertise and training support to the Defense Intelligence and Special Operations communities. Additionally, TSI is the service provider to Army Special Operations Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training and provides niche services to high performance organizations. Thomas Solutions Inc is committed to providing employees with information on all available transportation options.

WashingtonFirst Bank

WashingtonFirst Bank’s mission is to be a partner for financial success, to provide a sound investment for our shareholders and to support the local communities. Their unique approach to banking and their “can do” attitude sets them apart from the competition. WashingtonFirst Bank has a reputation for providing top-notch customized banking solutions that truly address the individual needs of their customers.

2017 Employer Champions Criteria

After completing BRONZE, SILVER, and GOLD Levels, complete this action:

  • Offer up to $255/month direct or combination transportation benefit, as defined by the IRS

Complete three additional actions:

  • Complete four additional GOLD or SILVER Level items (at least two must be GOLD Level)
  • Achieve your company mode shift goals within one year
  • Form a new vanpool or add three riders to existing vanpools via Vanpool Connect
  • Offer parking cash out
  • Provide shuttle service to transit or subsidize/extend a current transit route
  • Offer a bike benefit, as defined by the IRS
  • Awarded Bicycle Friendly Business designation (any level)
  • Provide annual Capital Bikeshare corporate membership (Platinum level)
  • Sponsor an ATP event

After completing BRONZE and SILVER Levels, complete this action:
*Site plan employers must be in compliance with County requirements to achieve Gold Level or higher

  • Share or update your transportation success story and/or employee highlights with ATP

Complete three additional actions:

  • Create company mode shift goals
  • Offer up to $255/month pre-tax transportation benefit, as defined by the IRS
  • Offer a formalized telework program with assistance from Telework!VA’s experts
  • Offer a pre-tax parking benefit, instead of free parking
  • Host vanpool formation meetings
  • Provide locker/shower facilities on site or subsidize local gym memberships
  • Offer a year-round compressed work schedule
  • Provide free SmarTrip cards for new employees
  • Provide annual Capital Bikeshare corporate membership (Gold level)
  • Purchase carsharing business memberships
  • Win a Commuter Connections Employer Recognition Award
  • Additional unique program as determined by ATP representative

After completing BRONZE Level, complete three actions:

  • Identify mode opportunities by creating a density plot map
  • Conduct an employee transportation survey
  • Pilot a telework program with assistance from Telework!VA experts
  • Offer equitable benefits for parking and transit
  • Earn Best Workplaces for Commuters designation
  • Offer a seasonal compressed work schedule
  • Provide annual Capital Bikeshare corporate membership (Bronze, Silver level)
  • Set up a carsharing (Zipcar, car2go or Enterprise) or on-demand service (Uber, Lyft) business account
  • Adopt an ART bus stop
  • Invite ATP to a wellness or benefits events
  • Host an employee event with ATP
  • Participate in/promote at least one of the following events:
    • National Walking Day (April)
    • Bike to Work Day (May)
    • Car Free Day (September)
  • Participate in at least two ATP programs:
    • Provide content for blog, monthly newsletter or ATP materials
    • Feedback survey
    • Focus group
    • ATP networking event

Complete these actions:

  • Host an enrollment and a follow-up Champions meeting
  • Distribute transportation brochures, Quick Glances, Guaranteed Ride Home information to employees

Complete one additional action:

  • Promote at least two transportation programs to employees
    • Capital Bikeshare
    • Carsharing/On-Demand Services (Lyft Line, uberPOOL)
    • Public transportation (Metro, bus, train)
    • Vanpool Connect
  • Offer flex time and/or staggered work schedule
  • Determine telework eligibility for employees

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