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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
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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
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will make a major transportation announcement in Bethesda on Monday reporting a big step forward on the Purple Line and announcing funding for several road and rail projects for Montgomery County.
Monday - 08/05/2013, 08:04am EDT
In June, Prince George's County ticket writer Antoine Budd was indicted on 41 counts of fraud, perjury and misconduct. Now one alleged victim tells WTOP she still cannot believe what happened to her.
Friday - 08/02/2013, 08:41am EDT
The speed cameras on I-295 near the Blue Plains Water Treatment Plant will be replaced with better cameras.
Thursday - 08/01/2013, 06:01pm EDT
Route 7 between Alexandria and Tysons in Virginia is a heavily congested corridor with about 62,000 vehicles on a typical workday.
Sunday - 07/28/2013, 06:53am EDT
As the summer repaving season is in full swing, the Virginia Department of Transportation is spending new transportation money to fix more roads around Northern Virginia.
Saturday - 07/27/2013, 06:53am EDT
Heavy traffic pushes many commuters to Virginia Railway Express and Metro. Both railways are over capacity, but new transportation funding could make the experience much smoother.
Friday - 07/26/2013, 07:48am EDT
NVTA approves 32 new projects.
Thursday - 07/25/2013, 08:17am EDT
A Prince George's County Revenue Authority employee is charged with writing fraudulent tickets and now WTOP is learning more about why it happened and the employee's past legal problems.
Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 07:04am EDT
A Maryland woman who received a parking ticket in Northwest D.C. on the same day she went to both a funeral in Mitchellville and the emergency room in Columbia says she was the victim of an erroneous ticket and won't drive in D.C. anymore.
Friday - 07/19/2013, 07:11am EDT
D.C. officials say they are voiding a ticket issued in error to a woman who used the Parkmobile app to reserve her spot.
Saturday - 07/13/2013, 03:26pm EDT