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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.
Metro officials says they hope to avoiding shutting down two heavily used Metro stations to waterproof the train tunnels next year.
Friday - 09/06/2013, 03:28am EDT
As construction crews wind down their work on the first streetcar network since the 1960s, motorists and residents near Benning Road NE in D.C. will deal with more gridlock in the months to come.
Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 07:15am EDT
Two weeks after a WTOP TicketBuster investigation uncovered questions about the fairness of a speed camera at 3300 Metzerott Road, the City of College Park has moved the camera east to clear up any confusion.
Friday - 08/30/2013, 05:36am EDT
The District is rolling out a new stop sign camera program targeting violators near schools. A single camera was installed for testing.
Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 05:48pm EDT
No pain no gain, right? A major commuter route that is way overdue for a makeover will undergo a facelift but it will involve lane closures to make the improvements.
Sunday - 08/25/2013, 09:27am EDT
You probably don't think too much about them as you drive past everyday but Montgomery and Prince George's County pay millions in electric bills each year for traffic lights.
Saturday - 08/24/2013, 07:43pm EDT
After a WTOP Ticketbuster investigation into a speed camera located at 3300 Metzerott Road, the City of College Park has agreed to move the camera.
Saturday - 08/24/2013, 12:18am EDT
A clogged D.C. intersection plagued with illegal turns has caught
the attention of a former POTUS candidate.
Friday - 08/23/2013, 09:03am EDT
Capital Bikeshare is on the verge of launching in Montgomery County and county officials are planning for a mid-September start to the bike rental program.
Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 05:04am EDT
As Prince George's County students return to school Monday, a top transportation official wants the public to know pedestrian safety is a top priority.
Monday - 08/19/2013, 07:06am EDT
Last month, Gov. Martin O'Malley approved improvements to the Greenbelt Metro station. If the FBI chooses to relocate to Prince George's County, it's likely the project will be fast tracked.
Sunday - 08/18/2013, 07:36am EDT
Attorney General Doug Gansler, who plans to run for Governor in 2014, tells WTOP his vision for the future of Maryland transportation includes a shift away from road projects and an emphasis on mass transit.
Saturday - 08/17/2013, 07:09am EDT
A speed camera in College Park, Md., is so tricky, even police are calling its fairness and placement into question.
Friday - 08/16/2013, 05:03am EDT
With high gas prices, technology is making it possible to offer alternatives, and that's no different in Howard County.
Thursday - 08/15/2013, 09:30am EDT
Attorney General Doug Gansler tells WTOP his vision for
Maryland's future doesn't include High Occupancy Vehicle or Toll Lanes between the
Interstate 270 spur and the American Legion Bridge.
Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 07:37am EDT
A high-tech van is being used on Virginia roadways to determine
and prioritize which of them need to be repaved.
Monday - 08/12/2013, 09:34am EDT
Capital Bikeshare is already popular throughout the District and in Virginia's Arlington and Alexandria Counties.
Sunday - 08/11/2013, 09:17am EDT
All D.C. taxis must allow passengers to pay with a credit card before the end of September, but some feel D.C. Taxicab Commissioner Ron Linton is rushing them.
Saturday - 08/10/2013, 11:13am EDT
D.C. taxicabs are required to have credit card machines installed by Aug. 31, unless they receive a one-month extension.
Friday - 08/09/2013, 07:54am EDT
If completed, a Midcounty Highway extension would be an alternative to Md. 355 and I-270, and provide another route to the Shady Grove Metro station.
Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 08:20am EDT