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After growing up on Long Island, New York, Ari Ashe has lived in Washington D.C.
At first, Ari came to town as a student at George Washington University. After a
double major, he earned a Masters Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Newhouse
School of Communications at Syracuse University.
In October of 2006, WTOP hired him into the news department, which he realized
combines the best parts of his education in political science, history and
journalism without being knee-deep in politics.
Since 2009, Ari has been the Evening Editor, both producing and reporting the
His favorite segment is the WTOP Talkback because he gets to hear and report on
listeners think about important issues.
In my free time, Ari spends time with his wife, Julie. Whether it's movies,
or mini-golf, the two enjoy time away from work.
An avid New York Mets fan, Ari will often take trips up to New York to watch a
You can email Ari at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Montgomery County man is fighting a more than $24,000 bill from Transurban for 23 trips along the 495 Express Lanes due to an E-ZPass glitch.
Thursday - 10/30/2014, 06:00pm EDT
City employees -- including DDOT workers -- are not exempt from parking tickets. Just last week, a government vehicle blocking traffic was issued a $100 ticket.
Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 05:53am EDT
One year after a WTOP Ticketbuster investigation uncovered videos questioning the accuracy of the Morningside speed camera program, Prince George's County has dealt a serious blow to the town's efforts to restart the cameras.
Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 04:53am EDT
Popular ride-sharing company Uber is testing out a concept called "Uber Pool," which could come to D.C.
Saturday - 10/25/2014, 07:16am EDT
The D.C. Department of Transportation (DDOT) had hoped to build a 22-mile streetcar network connecting all parts of the District, but now the agency admits that will not happen in the next 10 years.
Friday - 10/24/2014, 04:19am EDT
Montgomery and Prince George's County Democrats came together on Thursday to criticize Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan on his opposition to the Purple Line, while key questions remain about the future of the Intercounty Connector under the next governor.
Friday - 10/17/2014, 04:54am EDT
As his tenure comes to a close, Metro General Manager Richard Sarles made one last push for Metro Momentum to key lawmakers and other decision makers.
Thursday - 10/09/2014, 07:00am EDT
The Virginia Department of Transportation says it will pursue High-Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes as the way to solve congestion from the Capital Beltway to U.S. 15.
Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 04:40am EDT
In an animated back-and-forth with many tense moments, lawmakers on Wednesday spent more than three hours questioning the Inspector General staff and top D.C. agencies about speed cameras and parking tickets.
Thursday - 09/25/2014, 05:58am EDT
The Columbia Pike streetcar line would run 7.4 miles from the Skyline section of Fairfax County to Pentagon City and eventually the Crystal City Metro station, connecting to the Metro Transitway along U.S. Route 1 towards Alexandria.
Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 08:47am EDT
Several months after a WTOP Ticketbuster investigation into erroneous parking tickets getting mailed to innocent people, the District's top parking enforcement agency is making changes.
Friday - 09/19/2014, 07:31pm EDT
So you'll have some decisions to make next time you take the road.
Friday - 09/19/2014, 03:09am EDT
The Nationals are in discussions with Metro. D.C. council member Tommy Wells insists a deal will get done.
Thursday - 09/18/2014, 04:15am EDT
Although Metropolitan Police Department officers write less than five percent of all parking tickets, a majority of them are handwritten and prone to higher error rates.
Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 07:24pm EDT
A new report from the D.C. Inspector General finds that when drivers get a speed camera or parking ticket in the District of Columbia, they're presumed guilty until they can prove themselves innocent.
Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 07:16am EDT
When you park at a broken meter in the District of Columbia, what should you do? Can you report it broken and legally remain there? These questions confuse not only drivers but D.C. officials as well.
Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 04:57am EDT
While most people applauded the opening of the Silver Line during
the July launch, a group of bus riders and carpoolers believes the new service is
making their commutes harder.
Friday - 08/29/2014, 05:48am EDT
If you park overnight in D.C., you can get a ticket if you don't have a D.C. license plate. It's an issue for Maryland and Virginia residents frequently brought to WTOP Ticketbuster's attention.
Thursday - 08/28/2014, 04:44am EDT
Since 2010, a Maryland driver has been getting parking tickets in the mail from D.C. for different cars with a vanity plate, none of which belong to her.
Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:51am EDT
Red top meters, reserved for handicapped drivers, are being installed, tested and
expected in D.C.
Thursday - 08/07/2014, 06:20pm EDT