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Champion of the Month: A-SPAN

Maggie Awad
Maggie Awad September 16, 2014 Maggie Awad is the former Marketing Director at Arlington Transportation Partners. She says every commute to work is different with so many options in her neighborhood including bus, Metro and Capital Bikeshare.
ATP TAKEAWAY: September’s Champion of the Month is Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network, better known as A-SPAN.

A-SPAN LogoArlington Transportation Partners (ATP) has a lot of amazing Champions this year, but we wanted to take the time to recognize those Champions who are working hard to not only improve Arlington County as a whole, but also their particular neighborhood. That’s why September’s Champion of the Month is Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network, better known as A-SPAN.

A-SPAN and ATP teams at ribbon cutting eventCurrently located in Shirlington, A-SPAN is planning to move to the Courthouse area in 2015. Not only has A-SPAN worked hard to better the lives of Arlington’s homeless population through housing, supportive services, shelters and street services, but A-SPAN recently pledged to help their new neighborhood.

A-SPAN first joined ATP’s 2014 Champions in May as a Bronze Level Champion and recently moved up a level to Silver Level after adopting an ART bus stop, just steps from their soon-to-be office building in Courthouse. A-SPAN has not only pledged to maintain an ART bus stop, but they have also made a commitment to the Courthouse community to show that they are a great neighbor and asset.

On August 11, A-SPAN and ATP held a ribbon cutting for the newly adopted ART bus stop to honor our Champion for all their hard work.


As a Silver Level Champion, A-SPAN have shown their support for transportation programs and have strived to positively impact Arlington County by offering their employees improved commuting methods and alternate transit options. Check out what A-SPAN has done so far in 2014:

  • Offers flex-time/staggered work schedule
  • Offers formal telework program for more than 50% of their employees
  • Participating in Car-Free Day (happening September 22, pledge here!)
  • Shared alternate transportation solutions, like Car-Free Near Me on their website
  • Adopted an ART bus stop in Courthouse
  • Promotes biking and walking to work to their employees and clients

A-SPAN are well on their way to becoming a Gold Level Champion and ATP looks forward to celebrating that Gold Level status in the very near future. View an interactive map and locate A-SPAN’s newly adopted bus stop.

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