Commercial Champions

Your building has an opportunity to be recognized and rewarded for your property’s transportation amenities and sustainable initiatives. Whether your property is a commercial or mixed-use, being a Champion can make a positive impact for visitors and tenants traveling to/from your property.

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

  • Site plan compliance
  • Operational cost savings
  • Attract and retain tenants
  • Meet LEED and sustainability goals
  • Improved tenant/employee health, well-being, and satisfaction
  • Community visibility
  • Competitive advantage and increased marketability

As a 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 commercial property receives.


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2022 Champions

Enrollment for Champions 2022 is closed. Contact us to enroll your company in Champions 2023

Champions Criteria

After completing BRONZE, SILVER, and GOLD Levels, complete three of these actions:

  • Provide or subsidize shuttle service or current transit route
  • Provide a non-mandated transportation information display
  • Offer a direct or combination commuter benefit
  • Provide non-mandated free, covered, and secure bike parking (Class 1)
  • Implement a new program or benefit based on survey results and goals
  • Host a free bike tune-up event
  • Achieve or maintain a Bicycle Friendly Business designation
  • Complete a comprehensive, research-based case study
  • Sponsor an ATP event
  • Complete four additional Gold or Silver Level items (at least two must be Gold Level)

Recognition at this level:

  • All BRONZE, SILVER, and GOLD Level rewards
  • Exclusive invite to and recognition at annual Arlington County Board Meeting
  • Recognition of property in/on transit and associated locations
  • Credit of up to $100 towards an Association for Commuter Transportation event, webinar, or membership

Champions 2022 activities must be completed by November 30, 2022.

After completing BRONZE and SILVER Levels, complete three actions:
*Site plan properties must be in compliance with County requirements to achieve Gold Level or higher.

  • Conduct an employee commute and benefits survey, discuss recommendations
  • Host a custom event with ATP
  • Offer a pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Provide free, pre-loaded SmarTrip cards to building staff and/or tenants
  • Offer Capital Bikeshare bulk passes and/or annual memberships to building staff and/or tenants
  • Adopt and ART Bus stop
  • Introduce at least one building tenant to ATP for a Champions introductory meeting
  • Introduce ATP to a regional contact and receive credit after the meeting
  • Offer new on-site carsharing spaces
  • Offer non-mandated preferential and/or discounted parking for carpools and vanpools, promote program to tenants
  • Provide free, non-mandated, covered bike parking (Class 2)
  • Provide e-scooter charging and docking station on-site
  • Offer ridehailing subsidy to tenants using geofencing parameters (carpool rides only)
  • Host a custom presentation or training with ATP
  • Refer a new employer or property to Champions and receive credit after their enrollment
  • Complete one additional unique program as identified with an ATP representative

Recognition at this level:

  • All BRONZE and SILVER Level rewards
  • Recognition in 2 local or regional publications
  • Opportunity to be featured as Champion of the Month on
  • Opportunity to be nominated for a regional award from Commuter Connections or the Association for Commuter Transportation

Champions 2022 activities must be completed by November 30, 2022.

After completing BRONZE Level, complete three of these actions:

  • Participate in or promote an ATP event:
    • Bike to Work Day
    • Car Free Day
    • Other ATP community events
  • Invite ATP to a wellness or benefits fair
  • Include information on ATP Relocation Services in leasing materials and tenant onboarding programs
  • Complete transportation coordinator training with ATP for a new property staff
  • Promote bike commuting at property through distribution of information about bike parking, showers, and lockers
  • Host a meeting with an ATP partner to identify opportunities
  • Participate in one ATP program:
    • ATP webinar
    • Networking event
    • Feedback survey
    • Qualifying research opportunity
  • Actively promote and manage mandated transportation facilities and programs at the property

Recognition at this level:

  • All Bronze Level awards
  • Opportunity to be nominated for a national award from Best Workplace for Commuters
  • Social media support on Twitter and Facebook

Champions 2022 activities must be completed by November 30, 2022.

Complete all these actions:

  • Distribute transportation packets
  • Promote at least two transportation options or programs:
      • BikeArlington/WalkArlington
      • Capital Bikeshare
      • Carsharing/Ridesharing
      • Public transportation
      • Carpool
      • Vanpool

    Recognition at this level:

    • Invitation to the annual Champions banquet
    • Featured Champion on
    • Access to Champions Resource Kit (i.e., logos, press releases, case studies)
    • Receive a Champions award certificate
    • Invitations to ATP virtual and in-person events

Champions 2022 activities must be completed by November 30, 2022.

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