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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.
A month after riders came out in large numbers to a series of meetings to protest eliminating three Intercounty Connector commuter buses, WTOP has learned two of the buses have been saved.
Thursday - 07/11/2013, 07:23am EDT
One month into his tenure as Maryland Transportation Secretary, Jim Smith has a lot on his to-do list.
Wednesday - 07/10/2013, 09:05pm EDT
The City of Fairfax has approved a plan to increase the number of red-light camera locations from three intersections to six after a City Council vote on Tuesday night.
Wednesday - 07/10/2013, 08:04am EDT
Perhaps the future won't look like "The Jetsons" with flying cars anytime soon, but a local county is looking ahead to the year 2050 to ease traffic congestion on the roads.
Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 10:18am EDT
A Silver Spring driver has received a letter of apology from Montgomery County police for getting a speed camera ticket after driving 34 in a 35 mph zone.
Monday - 07/08/2013, 07:58am EDT
VRE officials hope a new Spotsylvania station will entice commuters not to clog the Fredericksburg station anymore.
Saturday - 07/06/2013, 08:31am EDT
The Fourth of July may be a holiday, but it's no excuse to disregard traffic laws: speed and
red-light cameras are still operating as normal.
Thursday - 07/04/2013, 05:29am EDT
With the WTOP Ticketbuster series chronicling stories
of drivers running into red tape at the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles,
District lawmakers have introduced a bill
to address the issues.
Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 12:50pm EDT
Since January 2012, more than 860,000 tolls on the Intercounty Connector have gone unpaid, according to records obtained by WTOP.
Monday - 07/01/2013, 06:30pm EDT
Two months after the Intercounty Connector speed limit went from 55 to 60 mph, speeding tickets have dropped 30 percent.
Friday - 06/28/2013, 11:08am EDT
Montgomery County transportation officials discussed the potential of 51 Capital Bikeshare stations in the down-county and mid-county areas.
Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 06:31am EDT
With $68 million in federal grants the Montgomery County Department of Transportation hopes the plan will improve pedestrian access among the National Institutes of Health, Metro and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Saturday - 06/22/2013, 03:06pm EDT
At the first of two Northern Virginia Transportation Authority
public hearings Thursday, about 100 people showed up at Fairfax City's city hall
to discuss the best way to improve commutes.
Friday - 06/21/2013, 07:37am EDT
Christopher Daignault has been fighting for six months what he says is a bogus parking ticket on a car he doesn't own and a license plate he reported lost in September of 2010.
Thursday - 06/20/2013, 08:51am EDT
As construction is set to wrap up this fall on Phase 1 of the Silver Line, work will begin next month on Phase 2, extending Metro into Loudoun County.
Sunday - 06/16/2013, 04:53pm EDT
Nearly four years after a deadly Metro crash, the agency is still uncertain when it will switch back from manual to automatic train control.
Sunday - 06/16/2013, 06:58am EDT
Weather-related construction delays will push back the opening of the first segment of Metro's new Silver Line by at least a month.
Friday - 06/14/2013, 07:55pm EDT
Ft. Belvoir officials are reaching out to more than 30,000 employees to survey how they commute and how alternative options could become more attractive.
Sunday - 06/09/2013, 04:41pm EDT
WTOP's Capitol Hill Correspondent Dave McConnell received the first-ever Career Achievement Award from the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association.
Friday - 06/07/2013, 08:05pm EDT
More than 100 people packed into the Owen Brown Interfaith Center in Columbia Thursday to hear more about the state plan to end three bus routes along the Intercounty Connector and to voice their opinions against the service reductions.
Friday - 06/07/2013, 12:40am EDT