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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.
Virginia's Department of Transportation
hopes to open the left shoulder on a 1.5-mile stretch of the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway during
both rush hours starting late next year.
Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 07:37am EST
This weekend marks one year since the 495 Express Lanes opened, but drivers still struggle with whether a consistently fast commute -- even during rush hour -- is worth the price.
Thursday - 11/14/2013, 11:17pm EST
One month later, D.C. police are still not saying much about a
bizarre traffic stop near Eastern Market that resulted in six tickets and $905 in
fines, other than that the department will only investigate the incident if the
driver files a complaint against the officer.
Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 03:05pm EST
Are you stuck in traffic? Believe it or not, a new survey from TomTom finds the region's congestion isn't the worst.
Friday - 11/08/2013, 07:07am EST
The opening of the troubled, $120 million Silver Spring
Transit Center likely won't occur until next summer because weather conditions are
idling the application of a 2-inch layer of latex-modified concrete needed to
reinforce weak spots on the center's second and third levels.
Thursday - 11/07/2013, 06:46am EST
Parking in D.C. is almost impossible on some days, so local businesses along a stretch of Connecticut Avenue near the Cleveland Park Metro station are upset about a proposal that would eliminate about 30 parking spots that customers use every day.
Thursday - 10/31/2013, 05:00am EDT
It's likely drivers along Interstate 66 in Virginia are no strangers to seeing a lone driver in the HOV lane during rush hour, thumbing his nose at the rules and getting away with it.
Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 08:47am EDT
Last Tuesday, D.C. driver Anna Russell was pulled over for a routine traffic stop and ended up receiving six tickets.
Monday - 10/28/2013, 11:57am EDT
This week, a one-month comment period for drivers to suggest
ways to improve the 495 Express Lanes closed, with some suggestions as zany as
setting up a drive-through coffee shop on the toll lanes.
Saturday - 10/26/2013, 12:38pm EDT
The much-anticipated launch of streetcar service in the District of Columbia has been delayed and won't begin until early 2014, WTOP has learned.
Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 06:56am EDT
A new work-zone speed camera will be deployed along route 340 and Route 15 between Interstate 70 and Mt. Zion Road near Ballenger Creek in Frederick County next month.
Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 04:11pm EDT
An avid biker rides all 34 miles of Montgomery County's Capital Bikeshare trail.
Sunday - 10/20/2013, 08:37am EDT
Later this month, commuters will get a chance to talk to leaders
about how to spend new transportation money to fix traffic congestion in Fairfax
Friday - 10/18/2013, 08:18am EDT
The federal government shutdown has ended and a clearer picture is emerging about how exactly it affected drivers and transit users.
Thursday - 10/17/2013, 07:40am EDT
While D.C. residents and visitors from Maryland and Virginia try to
understand the latest twists in the District's visitor parking program, there still may be confusion about the new rules among city employees.
Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 07:27am EDT
It's a 25-mile stretch connecting Quantico, Ft. Belvoir and the Capital Beltway. Now a study is underway to look at U.S. Route 1 from Virginia 123 north to the Beltway.
Saturday - 10/12/2013, 08:47am EDT
What you pay to ride Metro could go up July 1, 2014.
Thursday - 10/10/2013, 05:52pm EDT
Buses may start using the shoulders of Interstate 66 next fall as part of a one-year pilot program to ease congestion.
Thursday - 10/10/2013, 09:30am EDT
At a DMV hearing on Tuesday debate centered on how to fix the adjudication system that many drivers feel is cumbersome and unfair.
Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 12:40pm EDT
The latest wrinkle in the new "Battle of Manassas" is coming
from Washington, D.C., not Virginia.
Friday - 10/04/2013, 08:41am EDT