Residential Champions

Residential communities in Arlington County can be recognized and rewarded for their leadership and dedication to transportation programs when they participate in Champions. No matter what your community looks like—with 15 units or 150, a garden apartment building or luxury high rise—there are so many ways to become a Champion and to make an impact.

Through your partnership with Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP), your property will see immediate benefits, including:

  • Recruitment and retention of residents
  • Operational cost savings
  • Improved resident health, well-being and satisfaction
  • Community involvement and visibility
  • Competitive advantage and increased marketability
  • Environmental stewardship

As a Multi-Family Residential 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 residential property receives.

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2020 Residential Champions

Enrollment for Champions 2020 is open. Fill out the 5-minute application form for residential properties located in Arlington, Virginia.

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2020 Residential Criteria


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

  • Provide or subsidize shuttle service or current transit route
  • Install a non-mandated transportation display and/or real-time digital screen
  • Install non-mandated free, covered, secured bike parking (Class I)
  • Implement a new, non-mandated parking fee
  • Host a free tenant bike tune-up event
  • Complete follow-up actions identified from transportation survey results and goals
  • Complete a comprehensive, research-based case study
  • Sponsor an ATP event
  • Refer a new property to Champions and receive credit after their enrollment meeting
  • Offer a direct or combination transportation benefit
  • Achieve or maintain a Bicycle Friendly Business designation
  • Complete four additional Gold or Silver Level items (at least two must be Gold Level)

Champions 2020 activities must be completed by November 30, 2020.

After completing BRONZE and SILVER Levels, complete four additional actions:

  • Conduct an employee commute and benefits survey, discuss recommendations
  • Adopt an ART bus stop
  • Provide free, non-mandated covered bike parking (Class II)
  • Host a resident event with ATP
  • Provide free, pre-loaded SmarTrip cards to employees
  • Provide Capital Bikeshare bulk passes and/or annual memberships for residents and/or property employees
  • Provide on-site carsharing/carsharing memberships for residents and/or property employees
  • Participate in an ATP training for your staff
  • Establish/update building bike registration process and donate abandoned bikes
  • Invite ATP to present at a regional-level meeting
  • Provide on-site tools and space for bicycle repair
  • Provide scooter charging or parking area on-site
  • Offer a pre-tax transportation benefit
  • Additional unique program as identified with ATP representative
  • Host a custom event with ATP

After completing BRONZE Level, complete four additional actions:

  • 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
  • Provide electric car charging station or electric bike charging station
  • Promote transportation amenities and programs during prospect tours and publish information on property site
  • Write an entry for the ATP blog
  • Host a meeting with an ATP partner to identify opportunities
  • Participate in one ATP program:
    • Networking event or webinar
    • Feedback survey
    • Qualifying research opportunity
  • Actively promote and manage mandated facilities at the property

Complete all these actions:

  • Host an enrollment meeting and a follow up Champions meeting
  • Establish a transportation coordinator
  • 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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