Arlie Adkins is an OTREC/NITC transportation scholar. He is in the urban studies Ph.D. program at Portland State University. He has a master’s degree in city planning from UC Berkeley and previously worked in TriMet’s project planning department as a community affairs specialist. Adkins’ dissertation research explores the determinants of recent mover travel mode choice. New movers provide an opportunity to observe behavior adoption in new contexts and they are more likely to consider changes to their daily routines, making them an ideal target population for efforts to shift travel behavior. In his dissertation he will model the direct and indirect effects of the built environment on the proximate causes of behavior: attitudes, perceived behavioral control, social norms and behavioral intention. Adkins’ fellowship is supported in part through an Institute for Sustainable Solutions grant. In 2013 he presented research at the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.