Frequently Asked Questions
What is Champions?
Why should my company enroll in Champions?
What is Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB)?
What is Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH)?
What is Telework!VA?
What is Vanpool Connect?
What changes are happening on I-66?
Champions rewards and recognizes businesses, multi-family residential communities, commercial properties, and schools in Arlington County that promote and implement sustainable transportation options.
Arlington Transportation Partners rewards and recognizes Champions through several publications and awards, all which are listed here. Being a proactive Champion shows your company’s dedication to community and environmental improvement. Studies show that implementing benefits and programs like the ones promoted by Champions can also help with recruitment and retention of employees.
Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, the BFB program recognizes businesses, properties, and universities for their efforts in promoting bicycling among employees and residents. ATP can help you gain nationwide recognition as a Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB). More information
Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH), an initiative from Commuter Connections, provides commuters who regularly (2x/week) take transit, bike, walk, or pool to work with a FREE reliable ride home for emergencies or unscheduled overtime. While free, you must register before you can use the service. More information
ATP has partnered with Telework!VA to assist companies in establishing and administering a telework program. Telework!VA is an online resource to help businesses start or expand a formal telework program. Businesses are entitled to tax credits of up to $1,200 per employee – up to $50,000 per organization – for eligible telework expenses incurred during taxable years 2012-2016. For more information about the Telework Tax Credit, visit Telework!VA or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vanpool Connect is a program that connects at least four riders together, allowing them to drive on high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes to shorten commute times. The van is supplied by trusted providers like Enterprise Rideshare and VRide, assisting riders with details such as vehicle maintenance and coordinating insurance.
The program provides a $50/month subsidy for the first six months, and riders can even use their commuter benefits towards their vanpool (up to $260/month). ATP offers riders the chance to receive items that will make their vanpool commute better; vans can also be customized with WiFi and satellite radio. More information
I-66 is locally famous for its heavy traffic and Virginia’s Department of Transportation (VDOT) plans to transform I-66 both inside and outside of the beltway.
The stretch of interstate from Exit 64 in Fairfax County to Exit 72 in Arlington County is defined as inside the Beltway and will now operate strictly as express lanes with a toll during peak travel hours Monday through Friday. Outside of tolling hours, entry to the express lanes will be free. More information