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 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.


Learn more: 2023 Residential Champions | Criteria | Blogs

Champions Criteria

After completing BRONZE, SILVER and GOLD Levels, Complete three (3) of these actions:

  • Provide or subsidize shuttle service or current transit
  • Provide a non-mandated transportation information
    display and/or real-time digital screen
  • Offer a direct or combination commuter benefit
  • Provide non-mandated free, covered, secure bike
    parking (Class 1)
  • Implement a new, non-mandated parking fee
  • Sponsor and promote bike tune-up event
  • Establish/update building’s bike registration process
    and donate abandoned bikes
  • Implement a new program based on survey results
    and goals
  • Achieve or maintain a Bicycle Friendly Business
  • Complete a data-driven client success story and share
    with your audience
  • Sponsor the annual Champions banquet
  • Complete four additional Gold or Silver Level items
    (at least two must be Gold Level)
  • Provide/Install e-bike and e-scooter charging station
  • Refer an unaffiliated property to Champions and
    receive credit after enrollment
  • Provide property-owned/private bikes, e-bikes, or
    e-scooters to residents

Recognition at this level:

  • All Bronze, Silver, and Gold Level rewards
  • Exclusive invite to and recognition at annual Arlington
    County Board meeting
  • Recognition of property in/on transit and associated
  • Credit of up to $100 towards an Association for Commuter Transportation event, webinar, or membership

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

After completing BRONZE and SILVER Levels, complete four (4) of these actions:

*Site plan properties must be in compliance with County requirements to achieve Gold Level or higher

  • Conduct a resident commute survey, discuss
  • Adopt an ART bus stop
  • Offer a pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Provide free, non-mandated, covered bike parking
    (Class 2), on site tools, and space for bike repair
  • Host a custom event with ATP
  • Provide / Install electric bike charging station, scooter
    charging station
  • Host a custom presentation or training with ATP
  • Provide free, pre-loaded SmarTrip cards, Capital Bikeshare
    memberships, and/or bulk passes, or carsharing
    memberships to residents and or/property employees
  • Provide on-site tools and space for bicycle repair
  • Provide scooter parking area on-site
  • Invite ATP to present at a regional-level meeting
  • Refer a new property to Champions and receive credit
    after their enrollment
  • Complete one additional unique program as identified
    with ATP representative
  • Participate in/Promote 3 or more ATP events
  • Host a free resident/tenant bike tune-up event
  • Attend an ATP networking event
  • Sponsor an ATP event

Recognition at this level:

  • All BRONZE and SILVER Level rewards
  • Recognition in 2 local or regional publications
  • Opportunity to be featured as Champion of the Month
  • 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 four (4) of these actions:

  • Participate in or promote an ATP event:
    » Bike to Work Day
    » Car Free Day
    » Other ATP community events
  • Provide a telework center or business center
  • Provide electric car charging station
  • Promote transportation amenities and programs
    during prospect tours and publish information on
    property site
  • Host a meeting with an ATP partner to identify
  • Establish property management contact for sister
    properties with ATP
  • Participate in one ATP program:
    » ATP webinar
    » Feedback survey
    » Qualifying research opportunity
  • Actively promote and manage mandated facilities
    at the property
  • Promote ATP on social media and tag us

Recognition at this level:

  • All BRONZE Level rewards
  • Social media support on Twitter and Facebook
  • Opportunity to be nominated for a national award from Best Workplace for Commuters

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

Complete these actions:

  • Distribute transportation packets
  • Promote at least two transportation options
    or programs:
    » BikeArlington/WalkArlington
    » Capital Bikeshare
    » Carsharing/Zipcar
    » Public transportation
    » Carpool
    » Shared micromobility

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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