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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.
Car Free Weekend kicks off Friday, Sept. 20 to encourage commuters who drive alone to consider alternatives like mass transit, carpool, vanpool, Capital Bikeshare or teleworking.
Friday - 09/20/2013, 04:37am EDT
A new survey from the Transportation Planning Board's Commuter Connections program finds that while more people are teleworking and using mass transit, most still drive a car by themselves into work.
Thursday - 09/19/2013, 05:34am EDT
A man who received a speeding ticket from a speed camera that was later relocated was found guilty of speeding but a judge suspended all fines associated with the ticket.
Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 03:42pm EDT
At a forum of transportation experts on Thursday night, panelists called upon elected leaders to think about regional solutions to solve the congestion in the region.
Friday - 09/13/2013, 04:30am EDT
As Capital Bikeshare stations are popping up in Bethesda, Silver Spring and Takoma Park, WTOP learns an event to formally launch the program is is coming at the end of September.
Thursday - 09/12/2013, 11:21am EDT
Virginia transportation officials are ready to cut the ribbon on a new interchange -- but technically, it's already open to drivers.
Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 07:07am EDT
The number of speed
camera tickets issued to motorists in portions of the District has decreased, new
Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 06:29am EDT
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is using new transportation dollars to revamp and improve MARC train service between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Sunday - 09/08/2013, 12:06pm EDT
Drivers who paid nearly 3,400 illegal speed camera tickets in Charles County could see their refund soon.
Friday - 09/06/2013, 08:57pm EDT
Metro officials says they hope to avoiding shutting down two heavily used Metro stations to waterproof the train tunnels next year.
Friday - 09/06/2013, 03:28am EDT
As construction crews wind down their work on the first streetcar network since the 1960s, motorists and residents near Benning Road NE in D.C. will deal with more gridlock in the months to come.
Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 07:15am EDT
Two weeks after a WTOP TicketBuster investigation uncovered questions about the fairness of a speed camera at 3300 Metzerott Road, the City of College Park has moved the camera east to clear up any confusion.
Friday - 08/30/2013, 05:36am EDT
The District is rolling out a new stop sign camera program targeting violators near schools. A single camera was installed for testing.
Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 05:48pm EDT
No pain no gain, right? A major commuter route that is way overdue for a makeover will undergo a facelift but it will involve lane closures to make the improvements.
Sunday - 08/25/2013, 09:27am EDT
You probably don't think too much about them as you drive past everyday but Montgomery and Prince George's County pay millions in electric bills each year for traffic lights.
Saturday - 08/24/2013, 07:43pm EDT
After a WTOP Ticketbuster investigation into a speed camera located at 3300 Metzerott Road, the City of College Park has agreed to move the camera.
Saturday - 08/24/2013, 12:18am EDT
A clogged D.C. intersection plagued with illegal turns has caught
the attention of a former POTUS candidate.
Friday - 08/23/2013, 09:03am EDT
Capital Bikeshare is on the verge of launching in Montgomery County and county officials are planning for a mid-September start to the bike rental program.
Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 05:04am EDT
As Prince George's County students return to school Monday, a top transportation official wants the public to know pedestrian safety is a top priority.
Monday - 08/19/2013, 07:06am EDT
Last month, Gov. Martin O'Malley approved improvements to the Greenbelt Metro station. If the FBI chooses to relocate to Prince George's County, it's likely the project will be fast tracked.
Sunday - 08/18/2013, 07:36am EDT