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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 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 company receives.

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2021 Employer Champions

Enrollment opens February 1.

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 commuter benefit
  • Provide or subsidize shuttle service or current transit route
  • Provide a fleet of bicycles for commuting or workday travel
  • 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 employee commute and benefits survey
  • Provide a financial incentive for biking and/or walking
  • Form a new vanpool or add three riders via Vanpool Connect
  • Sponsor an ATP event
  • Refer a new employer to Champions and receive credit after their enrollment meeting

Recognition at this level:

  • All BRONZE, SILVER, and GOLD Level rewards
  • Exclusive invite to and recognition at annual Arlington County Board Meeting
  • Recognition in up to two local or regional publications
  • Recognition of business in/on transit and associated locations
  • Opportunity to be nominated for a national award from the Association for Commuter Transportation or the League of American Bicyclists
  • Credit of up to $100 towards an Association for Commuter Transportation event, webinar, or membership

After completing BRONZE and SILVER Levels, complete three actions:

  • Offer a pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Provide free, pre-loaded SmarTrip cards to employees
  • Create a return to office commuter plan with ATP assistance
  • Conduct an employee commute and benefits survey, discuss recommendations
  • Create a new formal telework program or expand eligibility criteria/number of days
  • Host a custom virtual or in-person 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
  • Complete one additional unique program as identified with ATP representative

Recogntion at this level:

  • All BRONZE and SILVER Level rewards
  • Recognition in up to 2 local or regional publications
  • Opportunity to be featured as Champion of the Month on ArlingtonTransportationPartners.com
  • li>Opportunity to be nominated for a regional award from Commuter Connections or the Association for Commuter Transportation

After completing BRONZE Level, complete three actions:

  • Offer equitable benefits for parking and transit
  • Allow commuters free access to showers and lockers
  • Maintain a formal telework program, discuss opportunities with ATP
  • 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 virtual or on-site wellness or benefits fair
  • Promote sustainable transportation initiatives and share information on website
  • Adopt an ART bus stop
  • Host a virtual or in-person 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:
    • ATP webinar
    • Networking event
    • Feedback survey
    • Qualifying research opportunity

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

Complete these actions:

  • Host a Champions enrollment meeting
  • Establish a transportation coordinator for the building
  • Distribute transportation packets
  • Promote at least two transportation options or programs:
    • BikeArlington/WalkArlington
    • Capital Bikeshare
    • Carsharing/Ridesharing
    • Public transportation
    • Carpool
    • Vanpool Connect

Recognition at this level:

  • Invitation to the annual Champions banquet
  • Featured Champion on ArlingtonTransportationPartners.com
  • Access to Champions Press Kit (logos, press releases, case studies)
  • Receive a Champions award certificate
  • Invitations to ATP networking events


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