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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.

Cadmus

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.

George Mason University, Arlington Campus

“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.”

Air Force Aid Society

The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) supports Airmen and enhances the Air Force mission by providing emergency financial assistance, educational support, and community programs. AFAS is also committed to providing the best experience for employees. To this end, they provide a monthly subsidy for commuting by transit, $500 annual fitness center reimbursement as well as on-site shower facilities, and a formal telework program with over 80% employee participation. With 42% of staff choosing a mode other than driving alone to work, they are an example of what makes Arlington County a great place to work.

Arlington Economic Development

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!

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia. ASTHO supports its members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, in ensuring excellence in state-based public health practice to improve the nation’s health. ASTHO values and promotes health and wellness for its employees, and encourages staff to participate in Arlington community events that support healthy lifestyles, such as Walk at Lunch Day. Learn more at astho.org. In addition, ASTHO supports telework and flex scheduling, as well as providing benefits for transit options.

Definitive Logic

Definitive Logic delivers performance-driven solutions and services that directly support the strategic intent of our government and commercial customers. We are a community of experts that seek to cultivate the highest level of talent consisting of professionals endeavoring to be recognized as among the best in their field. We strive to offer strong commuter options to benefit our people and the community around us.

GHT Limited

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.

Lyft

Lyft’s DC Hub, located in Crystal City, is committed to solidifying Lyft as the premiere on-demand rideshare option in the DC area and providing first/last mile solutions to better connect residents, employees and visitors with transportation options in the community. Lyft leads by example, as employees themselves enjoy from direct transportation benefits, monthly Lyft credits to help employees travel for work or for play without using a personal vehicle, flex time and financial incentives for biking, walking and additional transportation needs.

Marymount University

Marymount University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic located in Arlington, Virginia. Marymount offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in a wide range of disciplines and has a diverse and welcoming academic community. Marymount University offers a wide range of transportation benefits to their employees and students including a shuttle bus from Ballston Metro to the main campus, pre-tax transportation benefits (to staff), bicycle infrastructure and support, and more.

MTB Early Enrichment Center

MTB is a Spanish-immersion early enrichment center with a “healthy mind, healthy body” philosophy and a curriculum that prepares the children for kindergarten. Various enrichment programs as well as more traditional hands-on learning are offered, such as art appreciation, music lessons, gardening, and age-appropriate cooking lessons; homemade nutritious meals using fresh ingredients including organic vegetables from the garden are served. The center also has sport activities such as mini soccer, basketball, hockey, golf and baseball camps. The main goal of the center is for children to have fun while exercising and learning. Almost all the employees take public transportation, and are now able to take advantage of their new pre-tax transit benefit option. In addition, employees can take advantage of a variety of resources and shower facilities, and parents can use the “Car Free Near Me” link on the company’s homepage. Maria Teresa’s Babies prides itself on being a community supporter of Arlington’s Car Free lifestyle.

Nestlé USA

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.

Public Broadcasting Service

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.

Smithsonian Institution, Office of Contracting and Personal Property Management

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 Convention Store

The Convention Store (TCS) provides transportation system design and management for conventions, trade shows, sporting events, airports, parking facilities, and special events. The company thoroughly understands the needs of its clients and tailors the management team and staff to meet those needs. No matter how small or large an event is, TCS is the one-stop-shop for transportation needs. TCS was a slam dunk for the Champions program given its thorough understanding of the local transportation systems. TCS offers a subsidized transit benefit, carsharing memberships, and SmarTrip cards to employees and has a flex time and telework policies in place. Upon joining the Champions program, ATP helped the company apply and earn the Best Workplaces for Commuters designation!

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Nature Conservancy has more than 1 million members and work in all 50 United States and more than 30 countries around the world – protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. The organization promotes sustainable transportation among employees by offering a pre-tax transit benefit, a formal telework program, and provides bicycle facilities such as bike racks, lockers and showers. The Nature Conservancy also actively participates in events such as Bike to Work Day, Car Free Day and even hosted the Ballston pit stop for ATP’s annual National Walk@Lunch Day event.

Virginia Hospital Center

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.

Virginia Tech Research Center

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.

Airlines Reporting Corporation

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.

American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators

AAMVA represents the state and provincial officials in the United States and Canada who administer and enforce motor vehicle laws and highway safety. AAMVA is a nonprofit organization developing model programs in motor vehicle administration, law enforcement and highway safety. The association also serves as an information clearinghouse in these areas, and acts as the international spokesman for these interests. AAMVA offers a combination of a pre-tax benefit and direct subsidy for employees to use on transit for their commute. In addition, the office has bike racks, showers, and is conveniently located two blocks from Ballston Metro.

Ballston BID

The Ballston BID is a 25 block neighborhood of commercial and residential properties. With over 8.3 million square feet of office space, 1 million square feet of retail space and 8,000 residential units, Ballston offers a range of market-rate options. To support this, Ballston offers its residents, visitors and tenants a wide variety of transit options such as Ballston Metro Station (serviced by Orange and Silver Lines), Capital Bikeshare stations, dedicated bike lanes and a bus hub, which is home to several ART and Metro bus stops.

The Ballston BID is committed to engaging the employers in the neighborhood by partnering with ATP on National Walking Day, Bike to Work Day and other Champions events.

Crystal City Business Improvement District

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.

FI Consulting

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.

Hanover Research

Hanover Research is a global information services firm providing knowledge support to both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Through their unique, fixed-fee model they deliver customized, timely, and authoritative research and advice enabling their clients to make informed decisions, identify and seize opportunities, and heighten their effectiveness. The company offers robust benefits to employees that include a pre-tax transit subsidy, a formal telework policy and subsidized gym membership to Golds and Washington Sports Club.

HDR

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.

Healthcare Distribution Alliance

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.

Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC

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.

Ramboll

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.

Rosslyn BID

Rosslyn, the urban community that is a gateway from Northern Virginia to Washington DC, is growing by leaps and bounds. The residential population of 11,000 continues to expand as people move into some of Rosslyn’s newer, more modern residences. At the same time, major commercial developments promise an even larger worker population in the neighborhood. Good public transportation systems will continue to play a critical role in ensuring that the community’s growth does not result in gridlock. In addition, the convenience and flexibility of having multiple transportation options has been a key factor in attracting employers, residents, and visitors to Rosslyn. The Rosslyn BID oversees much of the activity in the neighborhood and recognizes the value in programs like Capital Bikeshare corporate membership and SmartBenefits, which are promoted by Champions.

The Common Application

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.

Air Force Association

The Air Force Association joined Champions at Bronze Level and set out some ambitious goals in order to increase its Champions standing. The organization hires a lot of employees straight out of college and recognizes the need to offer robust employee benefits in order to increase employee satisfaction and retention. With this in mind, AFA has begun the process of implementing a pre-tax transit benefit through SmartBenefits as well as exploring a Capital Bikeshare corporate account. They already offer flex scheduling and telework for many of their positions but are in a period of benefits evaluation and hope to expand their current offerings.

Fors Marsh Group, LLC

Fors Marsh Group is an applied research company that specializes in the business of measuring, understanding, and influencing the way people think and make decisions. They gather data, predict behavior, educate the market, and help clients implement research results to improve their business. To put it simply: Fors Marsh Group helps its clients make evidenced-based decisions to achieve key business objectives. The company has been active in promoting various transportation and commuting options to employees and encourages wellness culture at the office. They provide free Capital Bikeshare memberships to employees, and allow flexible schedules and informal telework for employees. In addition, nearly half of Fors Marsh employees take advantage of a direct transit subsidy up to $130 a month provided by the company.

NatureServe

“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 Group

“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.”

Phoenix Bikes

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.

Professional Services Council

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.

Virginia Department of Corrections

The Virginia Department of Corrections is a model correctional agency and a proven innovative leader in the profession. Their mission is to enhance public safety by controlling and supervising sentenced offenders in a humane, cost-efficient manner, consistent with sound correctional principles and constitutional standards. Virginia is a safer place to live and work because the Department provides exemplary services and programs for the rehabilitation and supervision of offenders.

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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