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As an employer in Arlington County, 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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Airlines Reporting Corporation® (ARC) is a technology solutions company providing transaction settlement and data information services. Airlines, travel agencies, Corporate Travel Departments (CTD), railroads, and other travel suppliers process more than $84 billion annually through ARC’s world-class settlement system – making it the financial backbone of travel distribution.
Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, Conservation International empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity. Conservation International offers a wide range of transportation benefits to employees, including Capital Bikeshare corporate memberships, telework and flex scheduling, pre-tax transportation benefits, bicycle infrastructure and support, and more.
The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is INNOVATIVE, ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. Not only does the BID promote green transportation options for residents, visitors and businesses, it offers its own employees a transit subsidy, Capital Bikeshare corporate memberships, telework options, and flex scheduling, as well as providing bike facilities. For more information, visit crystalcity.org, like facebook.com/crystalcityva, and follow @ccbid on Twitter.
ERG is a multi-disciplinary consulting company with offices in Arlington, Virginia, and 10 other cities across the country. ERG helps its clients preserve the environment, improve worker protection, ensure the safety of food and drugs, plan sustainable facilities, and achieve other positive outcomes.
ERG currently provides a transit subsidy to employees, and over two-thirds of the staff is permitted to telework, especially with the recently upgraded technology for the office. In addition, ERG is located in the Navy League Building in Courthouse, which has a gym with showers and locker facilities, as well as secure bike parking for bike commuters. Finally, ERG recently began offering discounted carshare memberships with Zipcar to provide another way for employees to get around during and after the workday.
FI Consulting combines analytical expertise and financial knowledge with an awareness of how to best leverage technology when developing or changing financial models and other complex applications. FI Consulting provides cost-effective, transparent, thoroughly documented, and scalable solutions, built with a vision of how they will evolve over time to meet your changing needs. The company offers their employees a pre-tax transit benefit.
HDR is an architectural, engineering and consulting firm. HDR recently located in Clarendon and offers their employees robust transportation benefits that includes a combination of a direct and pre-tax transit subsidy, flexible work hours and an informal telework policy. In their effort to make commuting easy for their employees, HDR has installed a transit screen to share information about the available transit option in real-time.
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a large employer committed to transportation options and wellness programming for employees. The company offers discounted Capital Bikeshare memberships to employees and is a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Business. Between their telework program and subsidized transit benefit, JSI is poised to climb all the way to the platinum Champions level once they complete one additional gold level item. The HR staff at JSI is working closely with ATP to identify the best option for completing the gold level Champions requirements and is strongly considering applying for the Best Workplaces for Commuters award!
Lovelytics is a fast-growing company located in the SPACES workspace in Rosslyn. They are an analytics services firm with a focus on using Tableau and Mapbox to provide business leaders a better understanding of their data. The organization takes a very strong stance on the importance of commuting accessibility to the office for both employee satisfaction and retention. Since first joining Champions in 2017, Lovelytics has implemented pre-tax transportation benefits, Capital Bikeshare corporate memberships, car2go discounts, and is currently working towards implementing a formalized telework program with Telework!VA.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is a relatively recent addition to the Arlington business community and chose its current office in Rosslyn largely due to its proximity to both the Rosslyn and Courthouse Metro stations. While in Alexandria, NACDS offered free parking to employees but they have switched to paying $75/month toward employees’ parking costs and $130/month toward employees’ SmartBenefits transit accounts. NACDS is a role model for how to begin to shift company culture away from drive-alone commuting and toward a holistic view that considers all modes of commuting. In addition to its stellar transit benefit, the company also offers an informal telework policy, flex time scheduling, and invaluable bike amenities like secure storage, lockers, and showers.
The internationally known brand, Nestlé, moved its US offices from Glendale, California to Arlington, Virginia in 2017. The presence of outstanding sustainable commute options and a large pool of local talent helped them decide to move to the area. Since arriving, and with the help of Arlington Transportation Partners, they have developed a commuter benefits program that encourages the use of public transit, biking, and walking. As their employee population grows they are looking to implement carpool, vanpool, and other ridesharing options to ensure employees have every option available to get to work.
Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) is an organization devoted to helping those who have been imprisoned to gain and maintain employment. Located in Courthouse, the organization believes in a work-life balance and offers a pre-tax transit benefit, has an informal telework policy and provides flexible schedule to allow employees a better work/life balance.
Promontory hires many millennials with computer programming backgrounds and therefore recognizes the importance of providing quality transportation benefits to maximize employee satisfaction, retention, and attract new talent. The company is in a state of growth and currently offers a pre-tax transit benefit option, free parking for carpools and bike amenities like lockers and showers. On top of all this, Promontory works with ATP to engage employees through transportation and health fairs to make sure people know their mobility options well.
PBS and its member stations are America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world. In addition, PBS’s educational media helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age-appropriate way. PBS offers Capital Bikeshare corporate memberships, promotes biking and walking year around and engages employees in numerous other wellness programs.
Ramboll Enivron is the premier global consultancy, working with clients to manage their most challenging environmental, health and safety issues and attain their sustainability goals. Ramboll Enivron provides a pre-tax transit benefit to employees, showers and bike racks for their bike commuters, promotes health and wellness through their participation in Walk at Lunch Day and shares information about alternative transportation options in the office.
The Smithsonian OCon & PPM office supports Washington DC’s Smithsonian Institution museum system. Employees are offered a range of benefits, including flex-time scheduling, compressed work weeks, telework, shuttles as well as Metro fare between work sites, ATP presentations for employees, walking and biking promotion, and a pre-tax transportation benefit.
The Common Application is a not-for-profit membership organization committed to providing reliable services that promote equity, access and integrity in the college application process. The employees at The Common Application enjoy a variety of transportation benefits such as a pretax transit benefit, flexible time/staggered work schedule, informal telework and more.
Arlington Economic Development (AED) provides visionary leadership and superior services to Arlington’s business community, its tourism industry and its real estate development. Located a couple of blocks from the Ballston Metro Station, AED employees receive a variety of commuting benefits such as a direct transit benefit for those who choose to ride metrorail or bus to work, flex time and staggered work schedule and with the option to telework too!
The American Waterways Operators is the national advocate for the U.S. tugboat, towboat and barge industry, which serves the nation as the safest, most environmentally friendly, and most economical mode of freight transportation. AWO promotes the long term economic soundness of the industry and works to enhance its ability to provide safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible transportation.
Despite having a small office of only around 20 employees, AWO has shown a commitment to providing the benefits and resources to improve their employees’ commutes. The organization provides direct transit subsidy of up to $130 a month, which half of the staff takes advantage of. There are also showers and bike racks available to use for bike commuters, and the office often participates in events such as Walk at Lunch Day to promote health and wellness among employees.
“Founded in 1958, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As a leading organization in radiation oncology, biology and physics, ASTRO’s mission is to advance the practice of radiation oncology by promoting excellence in patient care, providing opportunities for educational and professional development, promoting research and disseminating research results and representing radiation oncology in a rapidly evolving socioeconomic healthcare environment.
ASTRO knows the importance and usefulness of alternative transportation and offers a directly subsidized transportation benefit for those who commute by Metro, train and bus. They also have an extensive telework policy and flexible scheduling to allow employees a better work/life balance.”
The American Society of Transplant Surgeons represents approximately 1,800 professionals dedicated to excellence in transplantation surgery. Our mission is to advance the art and science of transplant surgery through leadership, advocacy, education, and training. To learn more, visit ASTS.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ASTS values healthy lifestyles for its employees, and is proud to be a Walking Workplace, offer Capital Bikeshare corporate memberships, support flex scheduling and telework, and a pre-tax transit benefit.
BL Harbert International works in construction management, contracting, and design for clients around the world. Their Arlington office is small, but that doesn’t keep them from offering transportation brochures and information to staff and clients. As their office grows, they plan to offer more and more transportation benefits for sustainable commuting.
Busboys and Poets is a community gathering place/restaurant headquartered in Washington, DC with a location in Shirlington. The company was created by Anas “Andy” Shallal, an Iraqi-American artist, activist and restauranteur. Busboys and Poets is leading the pack when it comes to restaurants by offering pre-tax transit benefits to all staff within the organization and sharing transportation information in their break rooms. Visit their site to learn more.
CNA Corporation is a not-for-profit organization based in Arlington, VA, that conducts research for U.S. government agencies, including the Departments of Defense, Education, Homeland Security, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Coast Guard. Major areas of research include national security, international relations, military manpower and readiness, education, technology and systems.
CSRA has been dedicated to solving complex mission and efficiency challenges for the U.S. government. From offices and locations around the globe, they support government clients in civilian, defense, health, intelligence, law enforcement and homeland security agencies by delivering IT solutions and professional services in such areas as information technology lifecycle services; cloud and mobile computing; cyber security; solutions development and integration; and, strategy development and organizational change management.
CSRA provides employees with $100 through their commuter benefits program and also offers the $20 bicycle benefit to those who commute to work by bike. They have a formal telework program in place to offer flexibility and save on office space for the 400 employees who work at the Ballston location. Finally, to promote health and wellness among employees, CSRA provides discounted memberships to employees through Capital Bikeshare’s Corporate Membership program.
Eagle Bank was founded on the realization that banks were largely failing their communities because they were simply not part of them. With the desire to change that they started a new standard for banking and have become the go-to-community bank in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC. Located a block from the Ballston Metro Station, Eagle Bank offers its customers a variety of services that include online and mobile banking, commercial loans & lines of credit and treasury management.
George Mason University, established as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1957, gained independent university status in 1972 by an act of the Virginia General Assembly.
By developing the concept of the distributed university, Mason created an integrated network of campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William counties, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in its region. The Arlington Campus programs emphasize law, policy, economics, conflict resolution, social work, nonprofit management, initiatives in educational transformation, and global studies.
GHT is a leader in creating sustainable engineering solutions for base buildings and tenant spaces. Located a couple of blocks from the Ballston Metro Station, GHT offers a variety of transit benefits to its employees such as a pre-tax transit subsidy and a formal telework option. For those who chose to bike, GHT Limited’s location is perfect as it is located right off the Custis Trail and the building provides shower access. The company believes in providing a work-life balance for its employees and offers a compressed scheduled; most employees work a 10 X 4 schedule.
HDA is the national association representing primary healthcare distributors, the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers. HDA and its members work daily to provide value and achieve cost savings, an estimated $42 billion each year to our nation’s healthcare system. Over a third of HDA’s employees participate in the transit benefit subsidy of up to $105 a month provided by the organization, while several employees in the office bike to work and take advantage of the shower facilities provided.
Keppler Speakers is the go-to source for a diverse range of world-class speakers – real people who tell real stories with real impact. Located across from the Clarendon Metro Station, Keppler Speakers offers a variety of transit benefits to its employees such as a pre-tax transit benefits, formal telework policy, flexible work schedule and more! We look forward to working with Keppler this year.
NRECA is the national service organization for more than 900 not-for-profit rural electric cooperatives and public power districts providing retail electric service to more than 42 million consumers in 47 states and whose retail sales account for approximately 12 percent of total electricity sales in the United States. Its mission is to promote, support, and protect the community and business interests of electric cooperatives. NRECA offers employees a transit benefit, provides bike parking, showers, and lockers for bike commuters, and promotes wellness through various programs, incentives, and competitions among employees.
NatureServe is a non-profit organization that provides high-quality scientific expertise for conservation. Their dynamic and impactful data, tools, and resources help guide conservation action where it’s needed most. NatureServe envisions a world where decision-makers fully understand the importance of science in identifying and protecting our precious animals, plants, and ecosystems.
NatureServe offers its employees a combination of a direct and pre-tax transit benefit to encourage the use of public transit. They also have a shower facility on site for their bike commuters. The shower facility was added when they remodeled their suite a few years back especially for their bike commuters. Informal telework, flex time and staggered work schedule are some of the additional benefits that NatureServe offers its employees to make commuting easy.
Navanti is an applied analytics company, making complex environments accessible through actionable data. We help clients operate in countries across Africa, Eurasia and the Middle East through data analytics, crowdsourcing and custom applied solutions.
Navanti’s clients benefit from our unique data sets, real time analytics and technology enabled solutions.
Our people make the difference. Navanti recruits multi-talented people, who possess a curiosity about the world and a desire to make a positive impact. We celebrate diversity and promote multi-disciplinary approaches. At Navanti, recruits join high-performance teams, enjoy unique career opportunities and work on solving some of the most challenging problems of our times.
In addition to a competitive Health & Wellness Benefits Program, a Professional Development Program and a Wealth & Planning Program, Navanti has also established a Commuting & Workplace Benefits Program to include Commuter Benefits. Regular full-time employees are eligible to participate in the Commuter Benefits Program. Employees in the program receive $50 and can set aside pre-tax money for mass transit and parking expenses through a convenient payroll deduction.
Navy Federal Credit Union is an armed forces bank serving the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, DOD and their families. Located in transit friendly Ballston, the bank offers a direct transit subsidy to employees who commute to work using public transit.
Phoenix Bikes is a non-profit that seeks to educate youth through bicycling, bicycle maintenance and teamwork exercises. The Youth Education Program looks to provide 12-17-year-olds with the skills needed to maintain and fix bikes. They also serve as a community bike shop, selling refurbished bikes and offering repair services. Being a bike related organization already ranks them high on the Champions radar, but that doesn’t stop them from offering great benefits like nearby showers/changing facilities and a telework program.
Privia Health is a unique practice management & population health technology company building the nation’s largest high performance network of physicians. Privia’s aim is to give physician groups the resources they need for population health management, including access to data, analytics and electronic health records.
The Professional Services Council (PSC) is the national trade association of the government professional and technical services industry. Solely focused on preserving, improving, and expanding the federal government market for its members, PSC is the most respected industry voice and leader on legislative and regulatory policy issues related to government procurement, outsourcing and related business policy. The organization offers a direct transit subsidy to employees for their commute and has an informal telework policy as well as flex time. PSC is also active in promoting health and wellness and has participated in National Walk at Lunch Day.
Cadmus is a true Champion and offers a ton in the ways of transportation benefits. They have essential bike commuter amenities like showers and locker rooms and even offer their regular bike commuters a $100/year stipend for maintenance and repair on their bikes. Cadmus has many of the bronze and silver tier Champions requirements checked off so they are now looking to solidify their gold requirements. Given their bike amenities and transit benefit, the company is pursuing Bicycle Friendly Business and Best Workplaces for Commuters designations.
Virginia Hospital Center has provided exceptional medical services to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for 70 years and recently was named one of America’s 100 Top Hospitals® (for the second year in a row) and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics.
Designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, it is a 342-bed not-for-profit, teaching facility offering comprehensive healthcare and multiple, independently recognized Centers of Excellence including: Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery, the Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health, Neuroscience/Stroke, Oncology, Orthopedics (Total Joint Replacement Services), Bariatric Surgery, Palliative Care, Inpatient Rehab, Wound Healing & Hyperbaric, Emergency Services, Women & Infant Health and Urology.
The Virginia Tech Research Center – Arlington, at 900 N. Glebe Road, is a highly visible state-of-the-art facility designed to further the university’s mission to expand its research portfolio in the National Capital Region. The region offers great opportunity for partnerships with corporate research entities and close proximity to government agencies and other public and private-sector organizations. The building is located in the vibrant Ballston district of Arlington, a short distance from many of the leading science and research agencies of the federal government and many high-technology companies.
After completing BRONZE, SILVER, and GOLD Levels, complete this action:
- Share or update your transportation success story, quote, or company highlight
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
- Complete follow-up actions identified from transportation survey results and goals
- Form a new vanpool or add three riders to existing vanpools via Vanpool Connect
- Provide shuttle service to transit or subsidize/extend a current transit route
- Provide a financial incentive for biking or walking
- Awarded 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 2018 activities must be completed by November 30, 2018.
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 transportation survey, discuss Modeify and transportation goals
- Offer up to $260/month pre-tax transportation benefit
- Create or maintain a formalized telework program with assistance from Telework!VA’s experts, discuss new opportunities
- Offer a pre-tax parking benefit, instead of free parking
- Host vanpool formation meetings
- Provide free access to locker, shower, and changing room facilities
- Offer a year-round 4/10 or 9/80 compressed work schedule
- Provide annual Capital Bikeshare corporate memberships
- Awarded 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 with assistance from Telework!VA experts
- Offer equitable benefits for parking and transit
- Awarded Best Workplaces for Commuters designation
- Offer a seasonal 4/10 or 9/80 compressed work schedule
- Set up a carsharing (Zipcar, car2go) or on-demand service (Uber, Lyft) business account
- Adopt an ART bus stop
- 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
- Density map
- Feedback survey
- Focus group
Complete these actions:
- Host an enrollment and a follow-up Champions meeting
- Distribute transportation brochures, Quick Glances, and Guaranteed Ride Home information to employees
- Promote at least two transportation options or programs to employees
- Capital Bikeshare
- Carsharing/On-demand services
- Public transportation
- Vanpool Connect