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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2024 Champions

Champions Criteria

After completing BRONZE, SILVER, and GOLD Levels, complete three (3) additional actions:

  • Replace parking benefits with transit benefits
  • Offer a direct or combination commuter benefit
  • Provide or subsidize shuttle service or current transit
  • Provide a fleet of bicycles, e-bicycles, or e-scooters for
    commuting or workday travel
  • Provide a financial incentive for biking and/or walking
  • Form a new vanpool or add three riders to an existing
  • Create company mode shift goals with ATP assistance
  • Sponsor the annual Champions banquet
  • Refer a new employer to Champions and receive
    credit after their enrollment meeting
  • Participate in Champions at Silver Level or higher for
    five or more years
  • Complete two or more custom programs as identified
    by ATP
  • Apply for a Bike Friendly Business designation
  • Establish company active commute resource group
  • Complete three additional Gold actions

Recognition at this level:

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

Champions 2024 activities must be completed by November 30, 2024.

After completing BRONZE and SILVER Levels, complete three (3) actions:

*Site plans properties must be in compliance with County requirements to achieve Gold Lever or higher

  • Offer better benefits for transit compared to
  • Provide locker and shower facilities in office suite
  • Offer a pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Provide free, pre-loaded SmarTrip cards registered to
  • Meet with ATP to discuss supporting non-SOV
  • Conduct an employee commute and benefits survey,
    discuss recommendations
  • Create a hybrid/flexible workplace, temporary telework
    or expand eligibility criteria/number of days
  • Host a custom event with ATP
  • Provide annual Capital Bikeshare corporate
  • Offer a 4/10 or 9/80 compressed work schedule
  • Form a new carpool with ATP assistance
  • Sponsor a bike tune-up event
  • Promote/Participate in 3+ ATP Events
  • Participate in a qualifying research opportunity
    identified with ATP
  • Complete one additional unique program as
    identified with ATP representative

Recognition at this level:

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

Champions 2024 activities must be completed by November 30, 2024

After completing BRONZE Level, complete these actions:

  • Participate in two post-enrollment follow up meetings
    with ATP:

    • First post-enrollment follow up meeting
    • Second post-enrollment follow up meeting

Complete two (2) of these actions:

  • Offer equal benefits for transit compared to parking
  • Allow commuters free access to showers and lockers
  • Maintain a formal telework process or hybrid / flexible
    workplace schedule
  • Provide zip code data for an employee commute map
  • Set up a carsharing discount for employees
  • Invite ATP to a virtual or on-site wellness or
    benefits fair
  • 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:
    » Bike to Work Day
    » Car Free Day
    » Other ATP community event
  • Participate in one ATP program:
    » ATP webinar
    » ATP sponsored event
    » Feedback survey

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

Champions 2024 activities must be completed by November 30, 2024.

Complete this action:

  • Promote at least two transportation options
    or programs:
    » Public transportation
    » Capital Bikeshare
    » Carpool
    » Carsharing
    » BikeArlington / WalkArlington
    » Vanpool

Recognition at this level:

  • Invitation to the annual Champions banquet
  • Featured Champion on
  • Access to Champions Resource Kit (i.e., logos, success
    stories, materials)
  • Receive a Champions award certificate
  • Invitation to ATP virtual and in-person events

Champions 2024 activities must be completed by November 30, 2024.

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