Ian Duncan, mySA

Ian Duncan

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Baltimore, MD, United States

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Recent:
  • mySA
  • Washington Post
Past:
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • The Morning Call
  • chicagotribune.com
  • Officer.com
  • Los Angeles Times
  • CapitalGazette.com
  • Carroll County Times
  • Sun Sentinel
  • Frederick News-Post

Recent articles by Ian:

Truckers are hauling supplies cross-country, but face issues trying to recoup

For the fourth time since the beginning of the novel coronavirus crisis, James Rogers was hauling a load of emergency supplies the 2,109 miles from a Procter and Gamble facility in Illinois to Seattle. In a semitrailer loaded with soap, he had shaved about 24 hours off a run that typically takes three and half days. Rogers' run begins in Edwardsville, Illinois, a small city outside St. Louis.… → Read More

Truckers step up as coronavirus pumps demand for necessities, but face mounting obstacles

Demand for some kinds of freight has surged, but finding places to get clean and rest has become harder for drivers. → Read More

Coronavirus bill would provide $114 billion to prop up faltering transportation networks

Money will go to airlines, airports and transit agencies, which have been battered as passengers stay home. → Read More

EasyMile autonomous shuttles barred from carrying passengers

The French-made EasyMile shuttles are under a federal suspension order after a mysterious braking problem occurred. → Read More

Democrats introduce bill to tighten FAA oversight after Boeing 737 Max crashes

The legislation seeks to shift power over safety back federal regulators and away from industry. → Read More

TSA freezes hiring and overtime pay as spring travel season nears

The head of the agency employee union said the moves could lead to long lines at checkpoints. → Read More

Steep budget cuts left Alaska with only one operating mainline ferry. Then it broke down.

Grocers are struggling to keep their shelves stocked; a woman had her labor induced so she could catch the last ferry home. → Read More

Boeing finds debris in fuel tanks of undelivered 737 Max jets

Boeing plans to inspect several hundred grounded 737 Max jets after debris was discovered in the fuel tanks of some newly-manufactured planes that had been put in storage. → Read More

Police who stopped semi driver for speeding found a mobile music studio in the cab

After a Washington state trooper pulled over a semi-truck driver for speeding, he discovered a mobile music studio in the cab, complete with a computer and a microphone that dropped down from the ceiling. → Read More

Helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant disappeared into clouds, then emerged in front of witness who saw deadly crash, NTSB says

Bryant, his daughter Gianna, the pilot, and six other passengers were killed in the crash. → Read More

Self-driving car company Nuro wins federal safety approval for grocery delivery robot

Nuro will be able to test small numbers of its vehicles on public roads, starting in Houston. → Read More

An engineering student is helping envision a self-driving future for people with disabilities

Jen Schlegel, who has cerebral palsy, is working to ensure that accessibility is considered early in the technology’s development. → Read More

Lack of 'black box' could hinder investigation of Bryant's crash

WASHINGTON - As investigators try to determine the cause of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others Sunday, they could be hindered by the aircraft's lack of "black box" recorders - key safety technology the National Transportation Safety Board has been urging federal aviation authorities to require for more than a decade. NTSB investigators said the helicopter, which… → Read More

Tesla faces federal review of complaints its cars accelerate without warning

WASHINGTON - The federal auto safety regulator said Friday that it has begun a review of complaints that Tesla cars have suddenly accelerated, crashing into a palm tree in one instance, and walls, a fire hydrant, and parked cars in others. A photo included in the agency's complaint records shows a Tesla Model S that smashed through a wall in a person's home after they tried to park in their… → Read More

FAA proposes $5.4 million fine for Boeing over defective 737 Max wing parts

The agency also announced an almost $4 million proposed penalty against Southwest Airlines. → Read More

New federal self-driving car policy talks up government’s safety role but leaves industry in charge of technology

The fourth version of the federal government’s policy seeks to get three dozen agencies on the same page → Read More

Security boosted in Washington region after killing of Iranian general

The new measures have caused traffic disruptions that even Navy officials conceded in one case were “awful.” → Read More

Hogan secures key vote to revive deal advancing highway toll lanes project

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has secured key support on a deal that would put a multibillion-dollar project to build toll lanes on the Beltway and Interstate 270 back on track, the governor's office announced Friday. The deal would advance an initial phase of the project involving the American Legion Bridge, a western stretch of the Beltway and the lower section of I-270. It also underscores that… → Read More

Hogan secures key vote to revive deal advancing highway toll lanes project

The agreement prioritizes a western portion of the Beltway and lower section of Interstate 270 → Read More

A small Canadian airline using a 63-year-old seaplane is on the forefront of electric-powered flight

Running alongside Boeing, NASA and Uber in the race to launch electric planes is a small Canadian airline that has installed an electric motor on a 63-year-old seaplane. This month, Harbour Air's modified de Havilland Beaver made its first flight above the waters near Vancouver, staying airborne for a few minutes. The feat prompted the airline to claim that it had conducted the world's first… → Read More