Employer Champions

As an employer in Arlington, Virginia 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 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 company receives.


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2023 Employer Champions

Enrollment for Champions 2023 is now open. Contact us to enroll your company.

Champions Criteria

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

  • Complete four additional Gold or Silver Level items
  • Offer a direct or combination commuter benefit
  • Provide or subsidize shuttle service or current transit route
  • Provide a fleet of bicycles, ebiccycles, or e-scooters for commuting or workday travel
  • Offer transit benefit in lieu of parking benefits
  • Profide a financial incentive for biking and/or walking
  • Form a new vanpool or add three riders to an existing vanpool
  • Create company mode shift goals with ATP assistance
  • Sponsor an ATP event
  • Implement a new parking management strategy
  • Refer a new employer to Champions and receive credit after their enrollment meeting
  • Participate in Champions at Silver Level or higher for five or more years

Recognition at this level:

  • All BRONZE, SILVER, and GOLD Level rewards
  • Exclusive invite to and recognition at annual Arlington County Board Meeting
  • Recognition of business in/on transit and associated locations
  • Opportunity to be nominated for a national award from the Association for Commuter Transportation or the League of American Bicyclists
  • Credit of up to $100 towards an Association for Commuter Transportation event, webinar, or membership

Champions 2023 activities must be completed by November 30, 2023.

After completing BRONZE and SILVER Levels, complete three actions:

*Site plans properties must be in compliance with County requirements to achieve Gold Lever or higher

  • Offer a pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Provide free, pre-loaded SmarTrip cards to employees
  • Meet with ATP to discuss supporting non-SOV commutes while attracting people to the office
  • Conduct an employee commute and benefits survey, discuss recommendations
  • Create a hybrid/flexible workplace, temporary telework, or expand eligibility criteria/number of days
  • Host a custom virtual or in-person event with ATP
  • Provide locker and shower facilities in office suite
  • Provide annual Capital Bikeshare corporate memberships
  • Offer a year-round 4/10 or 9/80 compressed work schedule
  • Form a new carpool with ATP assistance
  • Complete one additional unique program as identified with ATP representative

Recogntion at this level:

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

Champions 2023 activities must be completed by November 30, 2023

After completing BRONZE Level, complete three of these actions:

  • Offer equal or better benefits for transit compared to parking
  • Allow commuters free access to showers and lockers
  • Maintain a formal telework process or hybdrid/flexible workplace schedule
  • Provide zip code data for an employee commute map
  • Set up a carsharing discount for employees
  • Invite ATP to a virtual or on-site wellness or benefits fair
  • Adopt an ART bus stop
  • Host a virtual or in-person meeting with an ATP partner to identify opportunities
  • Participate in or promote an ATP event:
    • Bike to Work Day
    • Car Free Day
    • Other ATP community events
  • Participate in one ATP program:
    • ATP webinar
    • ATP Sponsored event
    • Feedback survey
    • Qualifying research opportunity

Recognition at this level:

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

Champions 2023 activities must be completed by November 30, 2023.

Complete these actions:

  • 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 ArlingtonTransportationPartners.com
  • Access to Champions Resource Kit (i.e., logos, press releases, case studies)
  • Receive a Champions award certificate
  • Invitations to ATP networking events

Champions 2023 activities must be completed by November 30, 2023.

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