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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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2020 Employer Champions

Enrollment for Champions 2020 is open. Fill out the 5-minute application form for employers located in Arlington, Virginia.

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2020 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
  • Provide or subsidize shuttle service or current transit route
  • Implement one of the following parking management strategies:
    • Implement a new parking fee
    • Implement a daily parking fee
    • Provide a parking cash out
    • Provide a daily financial incentive for non-parking modes
  • Implement a new program or benefit based on transportation survey
  • Installl non-mandated free, covered, secure bike parking (Class I)
  • Provide a financial incentive for biking and/or walking
  • Achieve or maintain a Bicycle Friendly Business designation
  • Form a new vanpool or add three riders via Vanpool Connect
  • Install a non-mandated transportation display and/or real-time digital screen
  • Sponsor an ATP event
  • Refer a new employer to Champions and receive credit after their enrollment meeting

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

After completing BRONZE and SILVER Levels, complete three actions:

  • Offer a pre-tax transportation benefit
  • Provide free, pre-loaded SmarTrip cards to employees
  • Conduct an employee commute and benefits survey, discuss recommendations
  • Create or maintain a formal telework policy, discuss opportunities with ATP
  • Host a custom event with ATP
  • Provide locker and shower facilities in office suite
  • Provide annual Capital Bikeshare corporate memberships
  • Offer a year-round 4/10 or 9/80 compressed work schedule
  • Host vanpool formation meetings
  • Achieve a Commuter Connections Employer Recognition award
  • Additional unique program as identified with ATP representative

After completing BRONZE Level, complete three actions:

  • Offer equitable benefits for parking and transit
  • Allow commuters free access to showers and lockers
  • Pilot a telework program
  • Provide zip code data for an employee commute map
  • Set up a Lyft or Uber business account
  • Set up a carsharing discount for employees
  • Invite ATP to a wellness or benefits fair
  • Offer a seasonal compressed work schedule or early release
  • Achieve a Best Workplaces for Commuters designation
  • Promote sustainable transportation initiatives and share information on website
  • Adopt an ART bus stop
  • Host a meeting with an ATP partner to identify opportunities
  • 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
  • Participate in one ATP program:
    • Networking Event or webinar
    • Feedback survey
    • Qualifying research opportunity

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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