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Jennifer Beck, Bernie Goldfine, Susan Whitlock, Todd Seidler, and Jin Wang

Currently more than 1,000 NCAA member institutions have intercollegiate athletic programs. The athletic teams from all of these institutions must travel in order to participate in sanctioned competitions as well as some training sessions. Transportation methods vary and consist of airplanes, chartered buses, 12 and 15-passenger vans, university-owned vehicles, minibuses, and student-athlete vehicles. The purpose of this exploratory study was to determine and compare the current transportation practices of Division I, Division II, and Division III teams, in particular those transportation practices involving teams for sports which are typically non-revenue producing. A total of 120 colleges were randomly selected for this study, and 43% of these institutions responded. Results indicate that many teams are not using the safest methods to transport their athletes. Coaches are frequently called upon as drivers and 15-passenger vans are used at a high rate. Schools also failed to implement the majority of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendations for the transportation of student-athletes.

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Vered Elishar-Malka, Yaron Ariel, and Dana Weimann-Saks

from a different angle, asking how the enjoyment of watching the matches and a sense of being transported into the broadcasts might shape viewers’ patterns of second-screen use during these media events. Specifically, the study examines how enjoyment and transportation ( Gerrig, 1993 ; Green & Brock

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Jennifer D. Roberts, Lindsey Rodkey, Rashawn Ray, and Brian E. Saelens

As obesity rates continue to increase among youth in the United States, methods for increasing physical activity have become a focal point of current research. Analyzing overall active transportation (AT) or active transportation to school (ATS) trends for youth, and the factors that influence this

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Ka Man Leung and Pak-Kwong Chung

satisfaction with public transport are positively related to walking for transportation ( Cerin et al., 2017 ). The number of shops is positively related to walking for recreation, whereas feeling unsafe is negatively related ( Van Cauwenberg, Clarys, et al., 2012 ). Clearly, different physical

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Justin B. Hollander, Ann Sussman, Peter Lowitt, Neil Angus, and Minyu Situ

Traditional transportation planning tends to focus on the mobility of vehicles rather than on opportunities to encourage the use of sustainable transport modes, like walking. Today, transportation planning focuses on the newest ways to balance the sustainable relationship between human beings and

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Allison Ross, Ja Youn Kwon, Pamela Hodges Kulinna, and Mark Searle

Despite the known health benefits associated with active transportation to school (ATS), 1 – 5 rates have declined in the United States. In 1969, approximately 48% of all school children walked or biked to or from school. By 2014, overall rates dropped between 15.2% (to school) and 18.4% (from

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Eugene C. Fitzhugh, Jerry Everett, and Linda Daugherty

Compared with other regions in the country, the Southeast United States of America (US) is lacking in a pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly transportation infrastructure. 1 As a result of this low level of active transportation infrastructure, the built environment of the Southeast US tends to

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Meera Sreedhara, Karin Valentine Goins, Christine Frisard, Milagros C. Rosal, and Stephenie C. Lemon

Active transportation provides the opportunity to achieve recommended amounts of physical activity (PA) and is linked to reductions in adverse cardiovascular outcomes. 1 , 2 However, a small proportion of US adults and children report walking or biking for transportation. 3 , 4 Evidence

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Elizabeth Lorenzo, Jacob Szeszulski, Michael Todd, Scherezade K. Mama, and Rebecca E. Lee

% among African American and Hispanic/Latina women aged 50 years or older. 5 Active transportation (AT) is walking or bicycling for all or part of a commute to any destination. 6 Systematic reviews conducted to evaluate AT use and health have found AT to be associated with a lower risk of diabetes and

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Richard Larouche, Joel D. Barnes, Sébastien Blanchette, Guy Faulkner, Negin A. Riazi, François Trudeau, and Mark S. Tremblay

multiple benefits for physical and mental health ( 10 , 33 ). Furthermore, consistent evidence shows that PA participation declines with age ( 11 , 22 , 39 ), and disparities in participation by gender and socioeconomic status have often been reported ( 8 , 44 ). Active transportation (AT) is an important