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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Champions Criteria


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

  • Provide or subsidize shuttle service or current transit route
  • Provide a non-mandated transportation display and/or real-time digital screen.
  • Provide non-mandated free, covered, and secure bike parking (Class 1)
  • Offer a direct or combination commuter benefit
  • Implement a new program or benefit based on survey results and goals
  • Complete a comprehensive, research-based case study
  • Sponsor an ATP event
  • Host a free bike tune-up event
  • Refer a new property or employer to Champions and receive credit after their enrollment meeting
  • Achieve or maintain a Bicycle Friendly Business designation
  • 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 in up to two local or regional publications
  • Recognition of business in/on transit and associated locations
  • Credit of up to $100 towards an Association for Commuter Transportation event, webinar, or membership

Champions 2021 activities must be completed by November 30, 2021.

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
  • Provide free, pre-loaded SmarTrip cards to employees
  • Offer a pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Offer Capital Bikeshare bulk passes and/or annual memberships to building staff and/or tenants
  • 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 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)
  • Complete one additional unique program as identified with an ATP representative

Recognition at this level:

  • All BRONZE and SILVER Level rewards
  • Recognition in up to 2 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 2021 activities must be completed by November 30, 2021.

After completing BRONZE Level, complete three of these actions:

  • Participate in or promote an ATP event:
    • National Walking Day
    • Bike to Work Day
    • Our Shared Street Pop-Up
    • Car Free Day
    • Other ATP community events
  • Invite ATP to a wellness or benefits fair
  • Include information on Relocation Services in leasing materials and tenant onboarding programs
  • Complete transportation coordinator training with ATP for a new property employees
  • Promote bike commuting at property through distribution of information about bike parking, showers, and lockers
  • Establish property management contact for multiple properties
  • Host a meeting with an ATP partner to identify opportunities
  • Provide information and resources on staggered work schedules
  • Participate in one ATP program:
    • ATP webinar
    • Networking event
    • Feedback survey
    • Qualifying research opportunity
  • Provide and promote 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 2021 activities must be completed by November 30, 2021.

Complete all these actions:

  • Host a Champions enrollment meeting
  • Establish a transportation coordinator
  • Promote at least two transportation options or programs:
      • BikeArlington/WalkArlington
      • Capital Bikeshare
      • Carsharing/Ridesharing
      • Public transportation
      • Vanpool Connect

    Recognition at this level:

    • Invitation to the annual Champions banquet
    • Featured Champion on ArlingtonTransportationPartners.com
    • Access to Champions Press Kit (i.e., logos, press releases, case studies)
    • Receive a Champions award certificate
    • Invitations to ATP networking events

Champions 2021 activities must be completed by November 30, 2021.



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