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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.
There's much to consider as Metro proposes rate hikes.
Friday - 12/06/2013, 06:15am EST
A retired Air Force veteran who has fought an erroneous parking ticket for more than a year now wants D.C. prosecutors to charge the ticket writer and the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Thursday - 12/05/2013, 05:37am EST
As transportation planners try and solve the traffic woes in our region, a new smartphone app aims to offer solutions.
Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 11:37am EST
As the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced more delays to the Silver Line, the agency that runs Metro says it loses millions each month the new subway line is delayed.
Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 10:28am EST
A new study by State Farm finds that aggressive driving is a common occurrence out on the roads and highways of America. But during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, aggressive driving can worsen.
Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 05:28am EST
As Hanukkah and Thanksgiving intersect, the Washington Hebrew Congregation is reaching out to provide holiday meals to more than 500 local families.
Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 11:26pm EST
A WTOP Ticketbuster investigation has uncovered serious questions about the accuracy of a speed camera on Suitland Road in Morningside, Md.
Monday - 11/25/2013, 05:54am EST
A new travel forecast predicts a 1.1 percent drop in the number of Washingtonians expected to travel more than 50 miles for Thanksgiving, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.
Friday - 11/22/2013, 06:53am EST
One man received a ticket in D.C. -- for a plate that hasn't been issued to anyone for nine years.
Thursday - 11/21/2013, 06:15am EST
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