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.


Learn more: 2023 Commercial Champions | Criteria | Blogs

Champions Criteria

After completing BRONZE, SILVER, and GOLD Levels, complete three (3) of these actions:

  • Provide or subsidize shuttle service or current transit
  • Provide a non-mandated transportation information
  • Offer a direct or combination commuter benefit
  • Provide free, non-mandated, covered bike parking
    (Class 1)
  • Implement a new program or benefit based on survey
    results and goals
  • Host a free tenant bike tune-up event
  • Apply for a Bicycle Friendly Business designation
  • Complete a data-driven client success story and share
    with your audience
  • Sponsor the annual Champions banquet
  • Refer a new employer or property to Champions and
    receive credit after their enrollment
  • Establish/update building’s bike registration process
    and donate abandoned bikes
  • Provide e-bike/e-scooter charging station
  • Provide property-owned/private bikes, e-bikes, or
    e-scooters to tenants
  • Complete three additional Gold or Silver Level actions
    (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
  • Credit of up to $100 towards an Association for Commuter
    Transportation event, webinar, or membership

Champions 2024 activities must be completed by November 30, 2024.

After completing BRONZE and SILVER Levels, complete three (3) of these 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 to building staff
  • Provide free, pre-loaded SmarTrip cards
  • Provide Capital Bikeshare memberships, and/or bulk
  • Provide carsharing memberships to tenants or building
  • Introduce at least one building tenant to ATP for a
    Champions introductory meeting
  • Introduce ATP to a regional contact and receive credit
    after introductory meeting
  • Offer new on-site carsharing spaces
  • Offer non-mandated preferential and/or discounted
    parking for carpools and vanpool; promote program
    to tenants
  • Provide free, non-mandated, covered bike parking
    (Class 2)
  • Host a custom presentation or training with ATP
  • Complete one additional unique program as identified
    with ATP representative
  • Sponsor an ATP event

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
  • Opportunity to be nominated for a regional award
    from Commuter Connections or the Association for
    Commuter Transportation

Champions 2024 activities must be completed by November 30, 2024.

After completing BRONZE Level, complete this action:

  • Participate in two post-enrollment follow up meetings
    with ATP:

Then Complete three (3) of these actions:

  • Participate in or promote an ATP event:
    » Bike to Work Day
    » Car Free Day
    » Other ATP community events
  • Include information on ATP Relocation Services in
    leasing materials and tenant onboarding programs
  • Complete transportation coordinator training with ATP
    for 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
  • Adopt an ART bus stop
  • Participate in one ATP program:
    » ATP webinar
    » Feedback survey
    » Qualifying research opportunity
  • Actively promote and manage mandated transportation
    facilities and programs at the property
  • Promote and tag ATP on social media

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 2024 activities must be completed by November 30, 2024.

Complete these actions:

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

Recognition at this level:

  • Invitation to the annual Champions banquet
  • Featured Champion on
    • Access to Champions Resource Kit (i.e., logos, success
    stories, materials)
    • Receive a Champions award certificate
    • Invitation to ATP virtual and in-person events

Champions 2024 activities must be completed by November 30, 2024.

Want to reach us? Contact us and we’ll get back to you in 1-2 business days.