Ian Duncan

Washington, D.C.

Member of the transportation team focused on the U.S. Department of Transportation

Education: University of Oxford, BA in history; New York University, MA in journalism and international relations

Ian Duncan is a reporter covering federal transportation agencies and the politics of transportation. He previously worked at the Baltimore Sun for seven years, covering city hall, the military and criminal justice. He was part of the Sun's team covering Freddie Gray's death in 2015 and then-Mayor Catherine Pugh's Healthy Holly books scandal.
Latest from Ian Duncan

Airline asks to operate under charter rules, sparking safety debate

The proposal has the backing of communities seeking to maintain service, but labor unions and families of crash victims say it would exploit a loophole in aviation regulations.

May 26, 2023

NTSB summit tackles airport near misses as summer travel season begins

The safety board has opened investigations into six close calls involving airliners in recent months, a warning sign for the industry.

May 23, 2023

Computer in Russia breached Metro system amid security concerns, report says

The inspector general’s report surfaced deep-rooted problems that the watchdog’s officials say leave the transit agency vulnerable to attacks.

May 17, 2023

NTSB investigating Norfolk Southern derailment in Pennsylvania

The potential cause of the incident is said to show similarities to February’s derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.

May 11, 2023

Senate panel approves rail safety bill after East Palestine derailment

The bill would set new standards for safety detectors, railcar inspections and transporting hazardous materials.

May 10, 2023

Airlines, FAA, weather? Data shows fault for delayed, canceled flights.

Federal data shows airlines bear much of the responsibility for delayed and canceled flights as President Biden calls on them to provide compensation to travelers.

May 9, 2023

Expanded rail safety bill in Senate secures key backers ahead of vote

The Ohio derailment and the decision to burn carloads of vinyl chloride highlighted the dangers communities face when trains carrying hazardous chemicals come off the tracks.

May 8, 2023

Biden proposes airlines cover passenger expenses for canceled flights

The Department of Transportation will examine whether to require airlines to provide cash payouts, a major shift in aviation rules.

May 8, 2023

After homeless man choked on subway, NYC grapples with treatment of mentally ill

After Jordan Neely, a 30-year old homeless man, was choked to death by another passengers, some New Yorkers are questioning the safety of the subway system.

May 5, 2023

Police identify first of six killed in Illinois dust storm crash

Troopers said they faced blinding dust as they launched the Illinois highway rescues after a huge pileup left six people dead.

May 2, 2023