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Sprawl & Crawl reporter
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.
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
Del. Aisha Braveboy calls for an independent review of the speed cameras on Suitland Road in Morningside, Md.
Monday - 02/03/2014, 07:54am EST
At the first of six public meetings on a proposed Metro fare hike, several dozen people came to the Greenbelt Marriott to criticize the plan as punitive to the poor and disabled.
Thursday - 01/30/2014, 05:44am EST
As the District of Columbia prepares for the beginning of streetcar service, busy work is going on over the next few weeks up and down the H Street-Benning Road NE corridor.
Thursday - 01/23/2014, 04:00pm EST
A D.C. resident fighting a ticket since early 2012 tells WTOP
TicketBuster he's fed up with delays and angry his ticket has been before an
appeals board without resolution for almost two years.
Thursday - 01/09/2014, 04:39am EST
With drivers paying almost $10 for a round-trip to use the Dulles Greenway, 2014 could be a key year in deciding whether commuters will have to pay more or less in the future.
Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 09:09am EST
Ft. Belvoir is one of the largest military bases in our region and that makes commuting there a nightmare.
Sunday - 01/05/2014, 07:26am EST
As people return back to normal after the holidays, it's a light weekend overall for construction projects on the roads and rails, but there are a few delays you need to know about.
Saturday - 01/04/2014, 03:01am EST
D.C. and Baltimore are among the cities where an app called SpotHero can help you find guaranteed, discounted parking.
Friday - 01/03/2014, 10:45am EST
Red-light cameras are common in Maryland, Virginia and the District, but many drivers complained to WTOP Ticketbuster about a specific kind of ticket in 2013.
Thursday - 01/02/2014, 07:55am EST
Montgomery County police are investigating a fatal collision that occurred at 2:21 p.m. on Dec. 28 at Maryland Avenue and Great Falls Road in Rockville.
Sunday - 12/29/2013, 07:39am EST
WTOP's Ari Ashe reports.
Thursday - 12/19/2013, 09:36am EST
A Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments study finds that more commuters will carpool to work because traffic is projected to increase 70 percent by 2040. But transportation officials argue a more robust Metro system could help mitigate the traffic.
Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 09:02pm EST
Drivers in Montgomery County often write into WTOP Ticketbuster to ask us about flashes coming from red light cameras when the light is green or yellow, worried they are getting tickets for no reason. But police remind drivers those flashes are just warnings.
Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 07:02am EST
Last week, a District of Columbia man who works in Silver Spring received two tickets in three days, the result of a glitch at a pay terminal.
Friday - 12/13/2013, 04:30am EST
At the same time drivers sit in the bumper-to-bumper traffic that plagues weekday commutes on I-66, an in-depth discussion is going on in regards to long-term solutions to solve the congestion woes along one the busiest highways in our region.
Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 08:17am EST