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 Commercial 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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2020 Champions

Enrollment for Champions 2020 is open. Fill out the 3-minute application form for commercial buildings located in Arlington, Virginia

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2020 Champions Criteria


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

  • Provide or subsidize shuttle service or current transit route
  • Install a non-mandated transportation display and/or real-time digital screen.
  • Install non-mandated free, covered, and secure bike parking (CLass I)
  • Complete follow-up actions identified from transportation survey results and goals
  • Complete a comprehensive, research-based case study
  • Sponsor an ATP event
  • Offer ridehailing subsidy to tenants using geo-fenced parameters (carpool rides only)
  • Host a free tenant bike tune-up event
  • Refer a new property to Champions and receive credit after their enrollment meeting
  • Offer a direct or combination transportation benefit
  • Achieve or maintain a Bicycle Friendly Business designation
  • Complete four additional Gold or Silver Level items (at least two must be Gold Level)

Champions 2020 activities must be completed by November 30, 2020.

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 transportation 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 II)
  • Provide e-scooter charging and docking stations on-site
  • Additional unique program as identified with ATP representative

After completing BRONZE Level, complete three 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.
  • Achieve Best Workplaces for Commuters designation
  • Complete PTC 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
  • Participate in one ATP program:
    • Networking Event or webinar
    • Feedback survey
    • Qualifying research opportunity
  • Provide and promote mandated transportation facilities and programs at the property

Complete these actions:

  • Host an enrollment and a follow-up Champions meeting
  • Establish a Property Transportation Coordinator (PTC) for the building
  • Distribute transportation packets
  • Promote at least two transportation options or programs:
    • BikeArlington/WalkArlington
    • Capital Bikeshare
    • Carsharing/Ridesharing
    • Public transportation
    • Vanpool Connect

Champions will receive the following Level specific rewards for their level of participation in 2020. Champions 2020 activities must be completed by November 30, 2020.

Bronze Level

  • Invitation to our annual Champions banquet
  • Featured Champion on ArlingtonTransportationPartners.com
  • Access to Champions toolkit (logos, press releases, case studies)
  • Receive framed Champions award certificate
  • Invitation to ATP networking events
  • Social media support on Twitter and Facebook

Silver Level

  • All BRONZE Level rewards
  • Recognition in 3 local publication

Gold Level

Platinum Level

  • All BRONZE, SILVER, and GOLD Level rewards
  • Exclusive invite to and recognition at annual Arlington County Board Meeting
  • Recognition in 2 national publications
  • Recognition of business in/on transit and associated locations


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