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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2019 Residential Champions

Enrollment for Champions 2019 is open, join now. We are excited to continue to work with residential communities to take each Champion to the next level in 2019.

2019 Residential 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)
  • Provide residents and on-site employees with subsidized bus service and/or shuttle service to transit
  • Install non-mandated, real-time transportation display
  • Install free non-mandated, covered, secure bike parking
  • Complete a comprehensive, research-based case study
  • Complete follow-up actions identified from transportation survey results and goals
  • Sponsor an ATP event
  • Refer a new property to Champions and receive credit after their enrollment meeting
  • Implement a new, non-mandated parking fee
  • Offer a direct or combination transportation benefit for on-site employees
  • Host a free tenant bike tune-up event
  • Achieve or maintain a Bicycle Friendly Business designation

Champions 2019 activities must be completed by November 29, 2019.

After completing BRONZE and SILVER Levels, complete four actions:
*Site plan properties must be in compliance with County requirements to achieve Gold Level or higher.

  • Conduct an online transportation performance monitoring study, discuss transportation goals
  • Adopt an ART bus stop
  • Provide free, non-mandated covered bike parking
  • Host a resident event with ATP
  • Provide non-mandated, free, pre-loaded SmarTrip cards to residents
  • 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 and/or webinar
  • Establish or update building bike registration process and donate abandoned bikes
  • Provide on-site tools and space for bicycle repair
  • Offer up to $265/month pre-tax transportation benefit to property employees
  • Additional unique program as determined by ATP representative

After completing BRONZE Level, complete three actions:

  • 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)
    • Other ATP community events
  • Promote bike commuting and Arlington County Police Department free bike registration
  • Distribute ATP transportation welcome packets to new residents
  • Participate in at least one ATP program
    • Commute map
    • Feedback survey
    • Focus group
    • Arlington County research opportunities
  • Invite ATP to present at a corporate or regional level management meeting
  • Provide electric car/electric bike charging station
  • Actively promote and manage mandated facilities at the property
  • Promote transportation amenities and programs during prospect tours and publish information on property site

Complete these actions:

  • Host an enrollment and follow-up Champions meeting
  • Distribute transportation brochures, Quick Glances, and Guaranteed Ride Home information to tenants and property employees

Complete one additional action:

  • Establish a property management contact for multiple properties
  • Promote at least two transportation options or programs to residents and employees:
    • BikeArlington/WalkArlington
    • Capital Bikeshare
    • Carsharing/Ridesharing
    • Public transportation
    • Vanpool Connect

Champions will receive the following Level specific rewards for their level of participation in 2019. Champions 2019 activities must be completed by November 29, 2019.

Bronze Level

  • Invitation to our annual Champions banquet
  • Featured Champion on
  • Access to Champions toolkit (logos, press releases, case studies)
  • Receive framed Champions award certificate and decal
  • Invitation to ATP networking events
  • Social media support on Twitter and Facebook

Silver Level

  • All BRONZE Level rewards
  • Recognition in WTOP publication
  • Recognition from local Business Improvement District
  • Recognition in Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s Arlingtonian newsletter

Gold Level

  • All BRONZE and SILVER Level rewards
  • Recognition in an Arlington Economic Development Publication
  • Opportunity to be featured as Champion of the Month on
  • Recognition in Washington Business Journal
  • Recognition in regional publication for property

Platinum Level

  • All BRONZE, SILVER, and GOLD Level rewards
  • Exclusive invite to and recognition at annual Arlington County Board Meeting
  • Recognition in County-wide press release
  • Recognition in Urban Land Institute’s national publication
  • Recognition of business in/on transit and associated locations

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