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

Chesapeake Bay ship pilot was on phone before Ever Forward ran aground

A Coast Guard investigation found that a pilot guiding the huge cargo ship was drafting an email and didn’t order a turn.

December 7, 2022

D.C. votes to eliminate Metrobus fares in movement toward free transit

The D.C. government will subsidize bus rides within the city limit starting July 1, allowing passengers to board free.

December 6, 2022

Pilot in Md. crash made wrong turns, flew too low, NTSB says

The pilot of the small plane that slammed into a Montgomery County powerline tower was flying below minimum normal altitudes at key waypoints into the Gaithersburg airport he was trying to reach, according to the NTSB.

December 6, 2022

Why the changed commute could unleash a homebuilding boom

Stretching the distance between home and work could have major consequences for the nation’s biggest cities, a new analysis says.

December 2, 2022

How a Maryland rescue team saved 2 from plane that crashed into power lines

Members of a specialized Montgomery County rescue team describe how they pulled two people from a plane wedged 100 feet up an electrical tower.

December 1, 2022

East Potomac Park to get bike and pedestrian path that will replace 1 car lane

The National Park Service said it would replace one of the car lanes on Ohio Drive around the park known for Hains Point with a path for cyclists and pedestrians.

November 29, 2022

Federal probe underway in crash of plane that hit Maryland power lines

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating, although the cause of the crash wasn’t known.

November 28, 2022

Here are the best and worst times to drive this Thanksgiving week

Almost 49 million people are forecast to drive, generating a wave of traffic in cities across the country.

November 23, 2022

District faces disability rights lawsuit over bike lane designs

Two women allege they can’t easily get in and out of their vehicles in places where the city has installed protected bike lanes.

November 22, 2022

Airlines try to avoid meltdowns as longer Thanksgiving travel period begins

The holiday stands as a test of airlines’ recovery and their ability to get travelers to their destinations on time after a chaotic summer.

November 21, 2022