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Back To School: How ATP Can Help University Students & Employees

Keara Mehlert
Keara Mehlert August 22, 2013 0 Comments Keara Mehlert is the Property & Development Services Program Director at Arlington Transportation Partners. She has been car-free and loving it for the past five years and has been biking 5.5 miles to work every day since October 2012.
ATP TAKEAWAY: For students who may not have access to a car or need a more affordable mode of transportation, there are many ways that schools and universities in our area can promote alternative transportation options to students, visitors, and employees. Check out these free services from ATP below!

The end of August can be a busy and stressful time, especially for parents and new university students moving in to campus or commuting to a new school for the first time. With several major universities and other local satellite campuses located in Arlington, University and College Campus Studentsthis time of year brings an influx of new students to the area who don't know how to get around outside campus or are not aware of all their commuting options for getting to class. For students who may not have access to a car or need a more affordable mode of transportation, there are many ways that schools and universities in our area can promote alternative transportation options to students, visitors, and employees. Check out these free services from ATP below!

Welcome Fairs – ATP can be the transportation experts at your new student welcome fair! We’ll provide guidance on how to get around without a car, as well as provide brochures, coupons, and giveaways.

Commute Planners – Many schools in Arlington have large student populations who don’t live on campus but rather commute to classes every day. With a variety of class schedules at different times of the day, it can be difficult figure out the available non-driving options to get to campus. By requesting a commute planner from ATP, we can provide detailed itineraries and public transit options based on the student or employee’s home location. Even if these aren’t the most convenient choices, a backup commute is great to have in case of an emergency!

Brochure Services – Employers and universities can sign up for our free brochure service on our website! You can place bGMU Capital Bikeshare stationulk orders for several different types of brochures, such as transit schedules, bike maps, and other great resources for getting around the Arlington/DC area.

Customized Materials – For students and employees looking for a quick overview of nearby transportation, our Quick Glance sheets and customized posters provide a comprehensive snapshot of transportation and commuting options based on the school’s specific location. In addition to Metro and bus options, we include nearby Capital Bikeshare stations, Zipcar spots, and Commuter Store information. We can also add information about shuttle bus programs, bike racks, and other programs exclusive to your institution.

As always, ATP is here as a resource to help your students and employees get to school and around the county easier! In addition to the above services, we can provide assistance with transit benefits, parking issues, and even applications for the Bicycle Friendly University program. Feel free to contact us to learn more!

Tags: Bike, Behavior, Employer, Transit

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