Hotels Champions

As a hotelier in Arlington, Virginia your hotel 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:

  • Enhanced visitor experience
  • Competitive advantage and increased marketability
  • Operational cost savings
  • Improved employee health, well-being, and productivity
  • Assistance with innovative rate offerings
  • 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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Champions Criteria


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

  • Provide or subsidize shuttle service or current transit route
  • Provide a non-mandated transportation display and/or real-time digital screen
  • Provide non-mandated-free, covered, secure bike parking (Class 1)
  • Implement a new program or benefit based on survey results and goals
  • Form a new vanpool or add three riders to existing vanpools
  • Promote at least one online rate offering for one of the following transportation options:
    • Provide 24-Hour Capital Bikeshare passes
    • Provide SmarTrip cards
  • Achieve or maintain a Bicycle Friendly Business designation
  • Complete a comprehensive, research based case study
  • Refer a new hotel to Champions and receive credit after their enrollment meeting
  • sponsor an ATP event
  • Complete four additional Gold or Silver Level items (at least two must be Gold Level)

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 locations
  • Credit of up to $100 towards an Association for Commuter Transportation event, webinar, or membership

Champions 2022 activities must be completed by November 30, 2022.

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 commute and benefits survey, discuss recommendations
  • Offer a pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Provide free, non-mandated, covered bike parking (Class 2)
  • Host a custom event with ATP
  • Provide free, pre-loaded SmarTrip cards to employees
  • Host a custom presentation or training with ATP
  • Provide annual Capital Bikeshare corporate membership and/or bulk passes
  • Refer a new hotel to Champions and receive credit after their enrollment meeting
  • Host vanpool information meetings
  • Offer non-mandated preferential and/or discounted parking for carpools and vanpools, promote program to employees
  • Complete one additional unique program as identified with ATP representative

Recognition at this level:

  • All BRONZE and SILVER Level rewards
  • Recognition in 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 2022 activities must be completed by November 30, 2022.

After completing BRONZE Level, complete three of these actions:

  • Participate in or promote an ATP event:
    • Bike to Work Day
    • Car Free Day
    • Other ATP community events
  • Adopt an ART bus stop
  • Allow commuters free access to showers and lockers
  • Invite ATP to a wellness or benefits fair
  • Offer equal benefits for parking and transit or better
  • Host a meeting with an ATP partner to identify opportunities
  • Introduce ATP to a regional contact and receive credit after the meeting
  • Participate in one ATP prgoram:
    • 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

Champions 2022 activities must be completed by November 30, 2022.

Complete all these actions:

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

Recognition at this level:

  • Invitation to the annual Champions banquet
  • Featured Champion on ArlingtonTransportationPartners.com
  • Access to Champions Resource Kit (i.e., logos, press releases, case studies)
  • Receive framed Champions award certificate
  • Invitations to ATP virtual and in-person events

Champions 2022 activities must be completed by November 30, 2022.



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