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Commercial Champions

Your building has an opportunity to be recognized and rewarded for your property’s transportation amenities. Whether your property is commercial, residential, hotel, 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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2019 Commercial Champions

Enrollment for Champions 2019 is open. Fill out the 3-minute application form for commercial properties located in Arlington, Virginia.

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2019 Commercial Criteria

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

  • Complete four additional GOLD or SILVER Level items (at least two must be GOLD Level)
  • Complete follow-up actions identified from transportation survey results and goals
  • Achieve or maintain a Bicycle Friendly Business designation
  • Complete a comprehensive, research-based case study
  • Provide non-mandated secured and covered bike parking
  • Provide non-mandated shower and locker facilities
  • Install non-mandated, real-time transportation display
  • Offer a direct or combination transportation benefit
  • Host a free tenant bike tune-up event
  • Sponsor an ATP event

Champions 2019 activities must be completed by November 29, 2019.

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 a transportation performance study and/or LEED certification survey, discuss transportation goals
  • Connect ATP with at least one commercial broker
  • Host a tenant event with ATP
  • Provide non-mandated, free, pre-loaded SmarTrip cards to tenant employees
  • 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
  • Offer new on-site carsharing spaces
  • Offer non-mandated preferential or discounted parking for carpools and vanpools, promote program to tenants
  • Refer a new property to Champions and receive credit after their enrollment meeting
  • Offer up to $265/month pre-tax transportation benefit to property employees
  • Provide non-mandated covered bike parking
  • Offer ridehailing subsidy to tenants using geo-fenced parameters (carpool rides only)
  • Additional unique program as determined by ATP representative

After completing BRONZE Level, complete three actions:

  • Invite ATP to present at tenant roundtable meetings
  • Achieve a Best Workplaces for Commuters designation
  • Include information on Relocation Services in leasing materials and tenant onboarding programs
  • Promote bike commuting at property through distribution of information about bike parking, showers, and lockers
  • Distribute ATP transportation welcome packets to new tenants
  • Participate in/promote at least one of the following events
    • National Walking Day (April)
    • Bike to Work Day (May)
    • Our Shared Street Pop-Up (August)
    • Car Free Day (September)
  • Establish property management contact for multiple properties
  • Participate in at least one ATP program:
    • Commute map
    • Feedback survey
    • Focus group
    • Arlington County research opportunities
  • Provide and promote mandated transportation facilities and programs at the property

Complete these actions:

  • Host an enrollment and follow-up Champions meeting
  • Establish a Property Transportation Coordinator (PTC) for the building
  • Complete PTC training with ATP for new property employees
  • Distribute transportation brochures, Quick Glances, and Guaranteed Ride Home information to tenants and property employees
  • Promote at least two transportation options or programs to tenants:
    • BikeArlington/WalkArlington
    • Capital Bikeshare
    • Carsharing/Ridesharing
    • Public transportation
    • Vanpool Connect

Champions will receive the following Level specific rewards for their level of participation in 2019. Champions 2019 activities must be completed by November 29, 2019.

Bronze Level

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

Silver Level

  • All BRONZE Level rewards
  • Recognition in WTOP publication
  • Recognition from local Business Improvement District
  • Recognition in Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s Arlingtonian newsletter

Gold Level

  • All BRONZE and SILVER Level rewards
  • Recognition in an Arlington Economic Development Publication
  • Opportunity to be featured as Champion of the Month on
  • Recognition in Washington Business Journal
  • Recognition in regional publication for property

Platinum Level

  • All BRONZE, SILVER, and GOLD Level rewards
  • Exclusive invite to and recognition at annual Arlington County Board Meeting
  • Recognition in County-wide press release
  • Recognition in Urban Land Institute’s national publication
  • Recognition in one additional real estate publication

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