Employer Champions

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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2018 Employer Champions

Enrollment for Champions 2018 is open, join now. We are excited to continue to work with properties to take each Champion to the next level in 2018.

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2018 Employer Champions Criteria


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
    • BikeArlington/WalkArlington/CarFreeAtoZ
    • Capital Bikeshare
    • Carsharing/On-demand services
    • Public transportation
    • Vanpool Connect


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