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An Exploratory Study of the Transportation Practices Utilized by NCAA Universities: Preventative Measures for Coaches and Administrators

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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Migrating to Social Networks While Watching Televised Sports: A Case Study of the Effect of Enjoyment on Second-Screen Usage During the World Cup

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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Do Not Forget About Public Transportation: Analysis of the Association of Active Transportation to School Among Washington, DC Area Children With Parental Perceived Built Environment Measures

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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Prevalence and Correlates of Active Transportation to School Among Colombian Children and Adolescents

Silvia A. González, Olga L. Sarmiento, Richard Larouche, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, and Mark S. Tremblay

enjoying the holistic health benefits of being active and could be predisposed to the adverse health effects of physical inactivity. In this context, active transportation to and from school is a regular and sustainable direct source of physical activity, 3 which makes it a promising strategy to increase

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Associations Between Social and Physical Environments and Older Adults’ Walking for Transportation and Recreation

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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Analyzing Walkability Through Biometrics: Insights Into Sustainable Transportation Through the Use of Eye-Tracking Emulation Software

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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Physically Constructed and Socially Shaped: Sociomaterial Environment and Walking for Transportation in Later Life

Yang Li

transportation has been used cross-nationally as an indicator of older adults’ physical activity participation ( Barnett et al., 2017 ; Van Cauwenberg et al., 2014 ) and, in particular, in the U.S. context where national health surveys query respondents regarding their frequency of walking for transportation

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Active Transportation: The Role of Parent Attitude, The Physical Environment, and Social Capital

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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Stepping Up Active Transportation in Community Health Improvement Plans: Findings From a National Probability Survey of Local Health Departments

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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What Parental Correlates Predict Children’s Active Transportation to School in the Southeast United States?

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