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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.
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
As the city of Laurel is getting closer to activating a new red-light camera on Van Dusen Road near Route 198, police are also looking at new traffic signs that will warn drivers about a specific type of turn.
Thursday - 04/03/2014, 04:54am EDT
It's a sure sign of spring: Potholes threaten to take over the region's roads, and agencies swing into action to fill them.
Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 11:45am EDT
Sunday - 03/30/2014, 02:23am EDT
Virginia officials have unveiled an initial study into how to solve traffic on U.S. Route 1 from the Capital Beltway to Virginia Route 123 using mass transit.
Friday - 03/28/2014, 02:15pm EDT
New figures released by Metro find overall thefts of bicycles and electronic devices were up in 2013 compared to 2012.
Friday - 03/28/2014, 06:08am EDT
New speed cameras recently unveiled in Laurel are being called a prototype -- they tell drivers how fast they're going before they reach the camera.
Thursday - 03/27/2014, 04:39am EDT
A short trip on the 495 Express Lanes cost a Northern Virginia driver more than $100, the result of miscommunication and conflicting stories.
Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:53pm EDT
At a summit of Purple Line supporters and county and state officials, a buzz is palpable in the crowd about a Record of Decision from the federal government, a key step toward getting the light-rail project off the ground.
Friday - 03/21/2014, 08:01pm EDT
For the third year, Metro will suspend weekend track work during the Cherry Blossom Festival.
Thursday - 03/20/2014, 05:18am EDT
A driver who received a ticket on his rental car for an expired meter got charged twice for the ticket, an issue that highlights the different rules that apply to rental cars and car sharing services.
Thursday - 03/20/2014, 04:41am EDT
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