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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 email@example.com.
Prince George's County wants to make sure delinquent ticket citations are legit.
Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 04:30am EDT
After several hiccups, could the streetcars hit the city sooner than later?
Monday - 05/19/2014, 02:04pm EDT
It's a new sport where soccer stars put their skills to the test on a golf course. Footgolf is taking off in Northern Virginia.
Sunday - 05/18/2014, 12:31am EDT
WTOP Ticketbuster has found several instances in which D.C. has not checked ticket photos to catch errors.
Thursday - 05/15/2014, 12:11pm EDT
It pays for new buses, platform work and escalators, among other things.
Sunday - 05/11/2014, 02:07am EDT
When Patricia Cronauer's license plate fell off her car last summer, she never imagined it would kick start a nightmare that one lawmaker calls "a loop of insanity."
Thursday - 05/08/2014, 08:40pm EDT
The D.C. City Council unanimously passed a bill Tuesday to change the way parking tickets are adjudicated and address several issues identified in the WTOP Ticketbuster series.
Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 05:25am EDT
Every day, thousands of people sit in traffic on Interstate 66. And
while the Virginia Department of Transportation studies the I-66 corridor from the
Capital Beltway to US 15, state officials have a variety of ideas on how to lessen
Monday - 04/28/2014, 08:15am EDT
Drivers' complaints helped uncover a larger problem in the ticketing program in the District of Columbia that lacks proper safeguards to protect innocent drivers, mostly from Maryland and Virginia.
Friday - 04/25/2014, 02:13am EDT
Back around 2000, those living in South Riding, Brambleton, Arcola and Stoneridge didn't have to worry about traffic. In 2014, it's a daily part of their lives.
Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 07:54am EDT
A man fights a red-light camera ticket he received during inclement weather.
Friday - 04/18/2014, 05:21am EDT
The two candidates for D.C. mayor are working together to overhaul the District's parking enforcement, planning and appeals.
Friday - 04/18/2014, 04:39am EDT
As the region makes a list of projects it hopes will become reality in the next decades, a conversation is beginning about adding toll lanes into Washington and elsewhere as well.
Thursday - 04/17/2014, 05:30am EDT
Tolls are already high on the Dulles Greenway, but starting Friday the rates will go even higher.
Thursday - 04/10/2014, 04:21pm EDT
More than half of the Metrobus stops in D.C., Maryland and Virginia do not meet federal accessibility conditions, forcing more riders to use MetroAccess and straining the more expensive service.
Thursday - 04/10/2014, 04:03pm EDT
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says the contractor for the Silver Line has submitted paperwork that Phase One is substantially complete - a key hurdle for the new Metro line.
Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 05:50pm EDT
The District of Columbia wrote more than 1.8 million parking tickets in fiscal year 2013, netting $84.4 million in parking fines, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.
Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 06:15am EDT
Walter Edwards spent 10 months in 2013 fighting red tape to get a ticket in the District of Columbia thrown out, only to open his mailbox to find a second bogus ticket assigned to him.
Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 05:23am EDT
D.C. Council member Mary Cheh, who oversees all the key agencies involved in the ticketing process, will introduce a bill Tuesday called the Transportation Reorganization Act.
Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 08:36am EDT
A Maryland man who received a $75 red-light camera ticket in Rockville says the city targets drivers to raise revenue, not for safety.
Thursday - 04/03/2014, 04:03pm EDT