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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.
Several months after WTOP Ticketbuster broke a story that caused serious questions to be asked about speed-camera accuracy in Morningside, another driver has come forward to tell her story.
Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 05:14am EDT
Toll gantries are slowly appearing above drivers using the existing HOV lanes, soon to be express lanes, along both Interstate 95 and 395. But tolling won't begin just yet.
Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 05:32pm EDT
A Fairfax County man who commutes on the 495 Express Lanes each day was sent a court summons and told he'd have to pay $6,000 in tolls, penalties and fees, WTOP Ticketbuster has learned.
Thursday - 03/13/2014, 06:45am EDT
A Northern Virginia man who fought his ticket and won his case in June 2012 waited nearly two years to get the refund check he was promised in eight to 10 weeks, WTOP Ticketbuster has learned.
Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 05:18am EDT
Two years after the District of Columbia began the TicPix program to catch erroneous parking tickets, a top official admits it has not worked as planned.
Friday - 03/07/2014, 04:34am EST
Two D.C. officials say they believe a case recently profiled on WTOP Ticketbuster highlights problems at the Department of Public Works and Department of Motor Vehicles where innocent drivers are forced to pay tickets incorrectly.
Thursday - 03/06/2014, 04:37am EST
As the Intercounty Connector remains relatively unused, one candidate for Maryland governor wants to offer an incentive to commuters to drive the toll road.
Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 05:22am EST
Metro riders will pay more to ride trains and buses in July, and board members are deciding just how much.
Thursday - 02/27/2014, 02:03pm EST
Two jurisdictions have very different responses after a woman gets an erroneous ticket.
Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 10:39am EST
There seems to be an app for everything these days, and soon there will be one to fight bad parking tickets.
Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 04:58pm EST
The future of the Silver Line, and the date the delayed Metro line will finally open to passengers, could become clearer on Monday.
Saturday - 02/22/2014, 08:50am EST
Transit riders looking forward to the opening of the Silver Line in Tysons Corner and Reston will have to wait longer, as the project will face more delays and repairs.
Friday - 02/21/2014, 09:43pm EST
A measure would create an ombudsman in each county and town that would serve as a customer service liaison between police and drivers.
Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 04:41am EST
At one of the most popular sledding spots in Howard
more than a dozen children came to Mt. Albert to take advantage of the snow
Friday - 02/14/2014, 06:12pm EST
Most schools gave students plenty of notice about canceling classes Thursday, including the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins and Georgetown.
Thursday - 02/13/2014, 06:56pm EST
A federal employee and Ticketbuster each failed before finally getting a plainly erroneous parking ticket overturned.
Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 06:10am EST
A report from the D.C. Department of Transportation finds that speed cameras are doing a good job at reducing accidents, injuries and slowing drivers down.
Saturday - 02/08/2014, 10:39pm EST
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) told drivers about options on I-66 such as adding general-purpose lanes, adding toll lanes and transit options such as extending Metro, VRE or light rail.
Friday - 02/07/2014, 07:38am EST
Every parking meter in the District of Columbia has a sticker on it that tells drivers to report a broken meter by calling 311, but one man tells WTOP Ticketbuster that operators aren't properly trained and drivers need to beware.
Thursday - 02/06/2014, 04:26pm EST
As the overall number of speed camera tickets issued in work zones in Maryland decreased in 2013, the number of fatalities in work zones increased.
Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 06:14am EST