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Welcome to the ATP Blog!  Our posts feature items such as personal commuting experiences, information about upcoming events, current news happening in the region, and much more. Whether you are a commuter, employer, property manager, or just interested in all things transportation, check back here each week for new posts with interesting and informative material on commuting in the Arlington/DC region.

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April 10, 2014
Champions 2014 Is Off To A Great Start!
Champions 2014 Is Off To A Great Start!

It’s only been a couple weeks since we officially started Champions, ATP’s yearlong recognition initiative, however, we already have 19 companies and residential properties that have joined the program!

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Tags: Employer, Residential, Benefits
April 8, 2014
Champions Tip of the Week: ART Adopt-a-Stop
Champions Tip of the Week: ART Adopt-a-Stop

Adopting an Arlington Transit (ART) bus stop is probably one of the easiest things a company or property can do – the application is easier than adopting from a pet shelter, the bus stop doesn’t need regular feedings, and you never need to worry about leaving your bus stop alone for the weekend. You do need to do some regular maintenance, but by making it a fun group outing, it can turn into a treat!

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Tags: Employer, Transit, Residential
April 3, 2014
April is Stress Awareness Month!
April is Stress Awareness Month!

Stress affects us both mentally and physically and can have serious long-term impacts if not addressed. This month, stay stress-free and celebrate Stress Awareness Month by trying these strategies to improve your commute and overall workday!

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Tags: Health, Transit, Biking, Walking, Employee
April 1, 2014
The Battle for Residents: How Multi-Family Properties Can Stand Out
The Battle for Residents: How Multi-Family Properties Can Stand Out

For developers and property managers in Arlington, there is strong competition for tenants as more multi-family housing is built, but there are some simple ways for new properties as well as non-site plan buildings to attract and retain residents. Check out these transportation-related strategies that can have an immediate and positive impact on your property and tenants.

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Tags: Residential, Biking, Capital Bikeshare, Transit
March 27, 2014
New Bus Routes Start in Arlington Next Week!
New Bus Routes Start in Arlington Next Week!

It’s about to get easier to travel between Crystal City and the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor during rush hour! Three new bus routes go into effect on Sunday, March 31, providing employees and residents in the County more options for their daily commute. In addition to taking Metro’s Blue Line, riders will now be able to travel by bus on the new ART 43 route as well as the Metrobus 10R and Metrobus 10S lines.

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Tags: Transit, Neighborhoods, Metro
March 25, 2014
ATP Concludes its Winter Promotion Deal with Capital Bikeshare
ATP Concludes its Winter Promotion Deal with Capital Bikeshare

Arlington Transportation Partners, in collaboration with Capital Bikeshare, recently concluded a promotional deal for county residents to save $20 on the cost of an annual membership for the regional bikeshare system. As you can imagine, the response was overwhelmingly positive – nearly 100 requests for discount codes were made and over 60 of those codes have been redeemed and used toward annual bikeshare memberships to date!

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Tags: Capital Bikeshare, Biking, commute, Residential
March 24, 2014
Introducing…ATP’s Champions Program!
Introducing…ATP’s Champions Program!

ATP is excited to announce Champions, our new recognition program for employers, residential properties, and developers in Arlington! Learn more about how you can take the first step towards becoming a Champion and start reaping the rewards today!

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Tags: Employer, Residential, Benefits, Planning
March 19, 2014
Is Your Hotel Ready for Cherry Blossom Season?
Is Your Hotel Ready for Cherry Blossom Season?

This weekend marks the beginning of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, one of the busiest times of year for tourism throughout the DC region. Hotels often have the difficult yet important role of guiding new visitors around the area which is why ATP offers several different services that can make a hotel concierge’s job easier! Check out the programs here that your Arlington hotel can take advantage of this season and help make your guests’ stay a memorable one.

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Tags: Biking, Capital Bikeshare, Hotel
March 12, 2014
Big Changes Coming to Crystal City!
Big Changes Coming to Crystal City!

The Crystal City-Potomac Yard Transitway was recently approved, clearing the way for a new bus service called Metroway! The specially branded buses will have a dedicated bus-only lane and have a different look and feel to the current vehicles seen on Metrobus routes. Read here to learn more about the transitway and how it will benefit you!

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Tags: Transit, Metro, Planning
March 10, 2014
Spring Events to Kickstart Your Healthy Commute
Spring Events to Kickstart Your Healthy Commute

It’s already March, daylight savings time has begun and the official start of spring is only a couple weeks away! Hopefully the DC region got all the snow out of its system, and we can really start thinking about warm weather and finally enjoying the outdoors. There are some great upcoming events that you can take advantage of to help incorporate physical activity into your workday, and now is a great time to start planning for them!

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Tags: Biking, Health, Walking, Employer, Employee
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Recent Posts

Champions 2014 Is Off To A Great Start!
Champions 2014 Is Off To A Great Start!

It’s only been a couple weeks since we officially started Champions, ATP’s yearlong recognition initiative, however, we already have 19 companies and residential properties that have joined the program!

Read More
Tags: Employer, Residential, Benefits
Champions Tip of the Week: ART Adopt-a-Stop
Champions Tip of the Week: ART Adopt-a-Stop

Adopting an Arlington Transit (ART) bus stop is probably one of the easiest things a company or property can do – the application is easier than adopting from a pet shelter, the bus stop doesn’t need regular feedings, and you never need to worry about leaving your bus stop alone for the weekend. You do need to do some regular maintenance, but by making it a fun group outing, it can turn into a treat!

Read More
Tags: Employer, Transit, Residential
April is Stress Awareness Month!
April is Stress Awareness Month!

Stress affects us both mentally and physically and can have serious long-term impacts if not addressed. This month, stay stress-free and celebrate Stress Awareness Month by trying these strategies to improve your commute and overall workday!

Read More
Tags: Health, Transit, Biking, Walking, Employee
The Battle for Residents: How Multi-Family Properties Can Stand Out
The Battle for Residents: How Multi-Family Properties Can Stand Out

For developers and property managers in Arlington, there is strong competition for tenants as more multi-family housing is built, but there are some simple ways for new properties as well as non-site plan buildings to attract and retain residents. Check out these transportation-related strategies that can have an immediate and positive impact on your property and tenants.

Read More
Tags: Residential, Biking, Capital Bikeshare, Transit
New Bus Routes Start in Arlington Next Week!
New Bus Routes Start in Arlington Next Week!

It’s about to get easier to travel between Crystal City and the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor during rush hour! Three new bus routes go into effect on Sunday, March 31, providing employees and residents in the County more options for their daily commute. In addition to taking Metro’s Blue Line, riders will now be able to travel by bus on the new ART 43 route as well as the Metrobus 10R and Metrobus 10S lines.

Read More
Tags: Transit, Neighborhoods, Metro
ATP Concludes its Winter Promotion Deal with Capital Bikeshare
ATP Concludes its Winter Promotion Deal with Capital Bikeshare

Arlington Transportation Partners, in collaboration with Capital Bikeshare, recently concluded a promotional deal for county residents to save $20 on the cost of an annual membership for the regional bikeshare system. As you can imagine, the response was overwhelmingly positive – nearly 100 requests for discount codes were made and over 60 of those codes have been redeemed and used toward annual bikeshare memberships to date!

Read More
Tags: Capital Bikeshare, Biking, commute, Residential
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