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Even More Champions: 15 days to go

Maggie Awad
Maggie Awad January 13, 2015 Maggie Awad is the former Marketing Director at Arlington Transportation Partners.
ATP TAKEAWAY: Not located near a Metro Station? Your employees could still enjoy transportation benefits like free rides on specific ART buses, just like those at Virginia Hospital Center.

Our Champions Ceremony is getting closer and we’re getting more excited! Time for you to get more excited with us, so here are some quick facts that you can share:

  • 14 of our Champions enjoy the perks of Capital Bikeshare Corporate Memberships
  • 8 Champions are designated as Bicycle Friendly Businesses, by the League of American Bicyclists
  • 14 Residential Champions leveled up throughout 2014, showing their dedication to their residents and the program
  • 60% of our Champions are Employers in Arlington County

60% - that’s a lot. In fact, that’s 75 of our 122 Champions and 1 of those 75 Champions just happens to be Virginia Hospital Center.

Located along N. George Mason Drive, near Lee Highway, Virginia Hospital Center is a Gold Level Champion that offers their employees great transportation benefits and amenities. Cornelia Lesh, Manager of Community Health at Virginia Hospital Center, talks about the free ART bus ride (ART 51 or ART 52) that employees can take to or from the Ballston Metro, in the video below.

She states, “I know a lot of employees do take the bus. It’s definitely a lot cheaper and lot more stress-free than driving.”

Champions 2015

Even though Champions 2014 has come to a close, ATP is already looking to honor even more Champions in 2015! Champions is a 1-year program with an informal re-enrollment process. Simply put, your rep will contact you to confirm you’d like to participate again. Gold Level companies like Virginia Hospital Center will simply continue to receive their earned recognition and invitations to special Champion events as we move into 2015.

For new businesses, residential communities and commercial properties interested in joining Champions, just email

For more information about Champions, read our FAQ.

Tags: Bus, Arlington County, Champions, Employer


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