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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 an Employer 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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2019 Employer Champions

Enrollment for Champions 2019 is open. Fill out the 5-minute application form for employers located in Arlington, Virginia.

Apply to Champions

2019 Employer 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)
  • Offer a direct or combination transportation benefit
  • Utilize Modeify to identify commuting opportunities at your worksite
  • Implement a new program or benefit, based on transportation survey
  • Complete a comprehensive, research-based case study
  • Form a new vanpool or add three riders to existing vanpools via Vanpool Connect
  • Provide or subsidize shuttle service, current transit route, or Capital Bikeshare station
  • Provide a financial incentive for biking and/or walking
  • Achieve or maintain a Bicycle Friendly Business designation
  • Refer a new employer to Champions and receive credit after their enrollment meeting
  • Sponsor an ATP event
  • Install transportation display and/or real-time digital screen

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 an employee commute and benefits survey, discuss recommendations
  • Offer up to $265/month pre-tax transportation benefit
  • Create or maintain a formalized telework program
  • Host vanpool formation meetings
  • Provide lockers and showers in office suite or subsidize gym memberships for active commuters
  • Offer a year-round 4/10 or 9/80 compressed work schedule
  • Provide annual Capital Bikeshare corporate memberships
  • Have ATP host a training for managers at your worksite
  • Invite a colleague from another Arlington County business to an ATP educational event
  • Achieve a Commuter Connections Employer Recognition Award
  • Additional unique program as determined by ATP representative

After completing BRONZE Level, complete three actions:

  • Pilot a telework program
  • Offer equitable benefits for parking and transit
  • Achieve a Best Workplaces for Commuters designation
  • Offer a seasonal compressed work schedule or early release
  • Allow commuters free access to showers and lockers
  • Set up a carsharing (Zipcar, car2go, etc.) discount for employees
  • Set up a Lyft or Uber business account
  • Adopt an ART bus stop
  • Share Champions logo and sustainable transportation initiatives on company website
  • Provide free SmarTrip cards for new employees
  • Invite ATP to a wellness or benefits fair
  • Have ATP host an employee event at your worksite
  • 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)
  • Participate in at least one ATP program
    • Commute map
    • Feedback survey
    • Focus group

Complete these actions:

  • Host an enrollment and a follow-up Champions meeting
  • Distribute employee transportation packets
  • Promote at least two transportation options or programs to employees
    • BikeArlington/WalkArlington
    • Capital Bikeshare
    • Carsharing/Ridesharing
    • Public transportation
    • Vanpool Connect
    • Telework!VA

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 ArlingtonTransportationPartners.com
  • 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 ArlingtonTransportationPartners.com
  • Recognition in Washington Business Journal
  • Recognition on LinkedIn

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 Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) publication
  • Recognition of business in/on transit and associated locations


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