John Stone

Professor Emeritus

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Dr. John Stone is an educator and researcher in transportation systems, planning, and modeling. John is director of the NCSU Southeastern Transportation Center program, which is affiliated with the University of Tennessee, and he is director of the NCSU Civil Engineering Summer Practicum.

Dr. Stone is a member of ASCE which recognized his accomplishments in transportation research and education with the Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award.


Ph.D. 1981

Civil Engineering

University of Virginia

M.Eng. 1976

Civil Engineering

University of South Carolina

M.S. 1968

Flight Mechanics

Princeton University

B.S. 1966

Aerospace Engineering

University of Virginia

Research Description

Dr. Stone is interested in transportation engineering and systems analysis, urban transportation and land use. His past research projects include advanced aircraft, computer models for transportation planning, transportation systems evaluation, traveler behavior, environmental and community context sensitive design, transportation surveys, transportation benefits and costs, and transportation safety. Recently he has focused on truck traffic while leading projects to: characterize truck traffic throughout North Carolina; develop the first statewide transportation model for North Carolina; build a statewide truck traffic database for pavement design; and weigh very heavy trucks (132,000 - 1 million pounds).


Locating Traffic Sensors on a Highway Network Models and Algorithms
Sayyady, F., Fathi, Y., List, G. F., & Stone, J. R. (2013), TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD, (2339), 30–38.
Axle load distribution for mechanistic-empirical pavement design in North Carolina multidimensional clustering approach and decision tree development
Sayyady, F., Stone, J. R., List, G. F., Jadoun, F. M., Kim, Y. R., & Sajjadi, S. (2011), Transportation Research Record, (2256), 159–168.
Clustering Analysis to Characterize Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide Traffic Data in North Carolina
Sayyady, F., Stone, J. R., Taylor, K. L., Jadoun, F. M., & Kim, Y. R. (2010), TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD, (2160), 118–127.
Empirical case study of spatial-temporal student activity population
Eom, J. K., Stone, J. R., & Kang, K. (2010), Transportation Research Record, (2157), 11–21.
Daily Activity Patterns of University Students
Eom, J. K., Stone, J. R., & Ghosh, S. K. (2009), JOURNAL OF URBAN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, 135(4), 141–149.
Data reuse methods for transportation planning in small- and medium-sized towns
Horner, J. W., Stone, J. R., & Huntsinger, L. F. (2008), Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 134(4), 149–152.
Synthesized through-trip models for small and medium urban areas
Han, Y., & Stone, J. R. (2008), Transportation Research Record, (2077), 148–155.
Manual traffic allocation for small-town networks
Han, Y., Stone, J. R., & Huntsinger, L. F. (2007), Transportation Research Record, (1997), 24–34.
Winston-Salem mobility manager: Data collection, validation, and performance evaluation
Stone, J. R., Baugh, J. W., Chakravarty, S., & Surasky, M. N. (2001), In Transit: Bus transit and maintenance: Rural paratransit technology: Capacity and quality of service (pp. 114–120).
Effectiveness of taxi partitions: Baltimore, Maryland case study
Stone, J. R., & Stevens, D. C. (2000), In Transit: Bus transit and maintenance: Rural paratransit technology: Capacity and quality of service (pp. 71–78). Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

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STC Education Component: Educational Funding for Transportation Safety
US Dept. of Transportation (DOT)(8/01/07 - 5/31/13)
Summer English Program (SEP) for Engineering Students 2012
Jazan University(6/01/12 - 8/30/12)
Analysis of Truck Load Weight Distribution in North Carolina
NC Department of Transportation(7/01/11 - 8/15/12)
North Carolina Statewide Travel Demand Model - PB
US Dept. of Transportation (DOT)(3/01/10 - 9/09/10)
Development of Traffic Data Input Resources For the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Process
NC Department of Transportation(7/01/07 - 8/15/10)
Development of Typical Truck Trip Profiles for Rural and Urban NC
NC Department of Transportation(7/01/06 - 9/30/08)
STC Education Component: Educational Funding for Transportation Safety
US Dept. of Transportation (DOT)(8/01/99 - 7/31/08)
North Carolina Truck Network Model HWY 2006-09
NC Department of Transportation(7/01/05 - 6/30/08)
2005 Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship, Elizabeth M. Runey, Grant Award Number (USDOT FHWA): DDEGRD-05-X-00438
US Dept. of Transportation (DOT)(9/01/05 - 9/01/06)
Benefit-Cost Analysis Software for Transportation Planning
NC Department of Transportation(7/01/04 - 6/30/06)