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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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July 9, 2014
ATP Champions Summer Update
ATP Champions Summer Update

Summer is officially in full swing, and we can definitely tell by all the out of office vacation replies! With our own office being pretty quiet this past month, it’s been awhile since we posted about our Champions recognition program. Now that we’re about three and a half months into the program, we wanted to give everyone an update on how things are going!

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Tags: Champions, Employer, Residential, Benefits
June 4, 2014
Champions Tip of the Week: Promote Pooling This Summer!
Champions Tip of the Week: Promote Pooling This Summer!

Yes, most of us would probably rather be relaxing at the swimming pool instead of the office this summer. However, there are other “pools” that can help your employees or residents have an easier commute and better overall workday! Carpooling and vanpooling are great transportation options that can help commuters save money and reduce the time spent traveling to and from work.

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Tags: Employer, Champions, Carpool, Benefits
May 28, 2014
Try It Out This Summer – Flexible Work Schedules!
Try It Out This Summer – Flexible Work Schedules!

Piloting alternative work schedule programs such as flextime and telework during the summer months can be a good way to gradually introduce these policies into the office while evaluating their benefits and effectiveness.

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Tags: Employee, Employer, Benefits, Telework, Champions
May 15, 2014
Champions Tip of the Week: Provide Feedback!
Champions Tip of the Week: Provide Feedback!

Arlington Transportation Partners is serious about finding solutions to your transportation and commuting issues. In order to better assist you, we need your help! That is the reason why one of the Bronze Level Champions activities is participating in ATP research – surveys, focus groups, and more. We want your feedback on what works, what doesn’t work, and what you’d really like!

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Tags: Champions, Employer
May 13, 2014
It Doesn’t Have To Be Walk @ Lunch Day To Walk!
It Doesn’t Have To Be Walk @ Lunch Day To Walk!

We’ve been happy to see several of the companies that registered decide to hold their own Walk at Lunch Day event when the weather got nicer! While we know our awesome gift bags (a pedometer, reflector, and Walkabout Maps inside a cool canvas shoe bag!) were a big draw, it definitely goes to show – it doesn’t have to be National Walk at Lunch Day to walk at lunch with your coworkers!

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Tags: Employer, Walking, Health
May 6, 2014
How Bike-Friendly Is Your Company Or Property?
How Bike-Friendly Is Your Company Or Property?

As a part of our National Bike Month celebration, the Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) program is our Champions Tip of the Week! With the next application deadline coming up next month on June 12th, now is a good time to see if your company or property is a good fit and start the application process!

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Tags: Biking, Employee, Employer, Champions
May 1, 2014
Champions Tip of the Week: National Bike Month
Champions Tip of the Week: National Bike Month

National Bike Month is a great time to think about all the different activities that companies and properties can do to gain recognition as part of the ATP Champions program. With Silver, Gold, and Platinum activities, there is something for all Champion levels! Check out the list below, then contact ATP now to get started!

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Tags: Biking, Capital Bikeshare, Employee, Champions, Employer, Benefits, Health
April 24, 2014
Champions Tip of the Week: Host a Fair or Event
Champions Tip of the Week: Host a Fair or Event

Inviting ATP to participate in a wellness or transportation fair for your employees or tenants is an easy way to meet Champions criteria. As a Silver Level activity, fairs or events are fun, interactive, and low-cost ways to encourage healthier lifestyles and be recognized for it!

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Tags: Employer, Residential, Champions, Health
April 23, 2014
Where Will You Walk Next Wednesday?
Where Will You Walk Next Wednesday?

National Walk at Lunch Day is only a week away! Now is a good time to start planning your walking route, whether it’s just a couple blocks around the office or walking a mile to one of our pit stops and back. Two Arlington organizations have found creative ways to incorporate DC scenery and parkland into their walking routes, making lunchtime exercise enjoyable and picturesque!

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Tags: Walking, Employer, Health
April 17, 2014
Champions Tip of the Week: Density Maps
Champions Tip of the Week: Density Maps

If you are considering signing up for ATP's Champions program, but are unsure how to start, here is another tip! Partnering with ATP to create a zip code density map is an easy Bronze Level activity that will offer huge insights into current travel patterns of your populations.

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Tags: Employer, Benefits, Carpool, Capital Bikeshare, Champions
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Recent Posts

ATP Champions Summer Update
ATP Champions Summer Update

Summer is officially in full swing, and we can definitely tell by all the out of office vacation replies! With our own office being pretty quiet this past month, it’s been awhile since we posted about our Champions recognition program. Now that we’re about three and a half months into the program, we wanted to give everyone an update on how things are going!

Read More
Tags: Champions, Employer, Residential, Benefits
Champions Tip of the Week: Promote Pooling This Summer!
Champions Tip of the Week: Promote Pooling This Summer!

Yes, most of us would probably rather be relaxing at the swimming pool instead of the office this summer. However, there are other “pools” that can help your employees or residents have an easier commute and better overall workday! Carpooling and vanpooling are great transportation options that can help commuters save money and reduce the time spent traveling to and from work.

Read More
Tags: Employer, Champions, Carpool, Benefits
Try It Out This Summer – Flexible Work Schedules!
Try It Out This Summer – Flexible Work Schedules!

Piloting alternative work schedule programs such as flextime and telework during the summer months can be a good way to gradually introduce these policies into the office while evaluating their benefits and effectiveness.

Read More
Tags: Employee, Employer, Benefits, Telework, Champions
Champions Tip of the Week: Provide Feedback!
Champions Tip of the Week: Provide Feedback!

Arlington Transportation Partners is serious about finding solutions to your transportation and commuting issues. In order to better assist you, we need your help! That is the reason why one of the Bronze Level Champions activities is participating in ATP research – surveys, focus groups, and more. We want your feedback on what works, what doesn’t work, and what you’d really like!

Read More
Tags: Champions, Employer
It Doesn’t Have To Be Walk @ Lunch Day To Walk!
It Doesn’t Have To Be Walk @ Lunch Day To Walk!

We’ve been happy to see several of the companies that registered decide to hold their own Walk at Lunch Day event when the weather got nicer! While we know our awesome gift bags (a pedometer, reflector, and Walkabout Maps inside a cool canvas shoe bag!) were a big draw, it definitely goes to show – it doesn’t have to be National Walk at Lunch Day to walk at lunch with your coworkers!

Read More
Tags: Employer, Walking, Health
How Bike-Friendly Is Your Company Or Property?
How Bike-Friendly Is Your Company Or Property?

As a part of our National Bike Month celebration, the Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) program is our Champions Tip of the Week! With the next application deadline coming up next month on June 12th, now is a good time to see if your company or property is a good fit and start the application process!

Read More
Tags: Biking, Employee, Employer, Champions
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