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Abiyu Berlie

ITS Expert/Consultant-Africa
Mr. Berlie has over 30 years experience in ITS. He worked for 25 years in the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority; the largest Transportation Agency in N. America. He served as board member for ITS New York; and is inducted to the ITS New York Hall of Fame.   He developed the MTA B&T ITS Strategic Plan; which is used to guide deployment of the ITS Program of the Agency. As valued member of the NYC-Metro-ITS Steering Committee; he played leading role to advance ITS in the Region, including deployment of the Nat'l and Regional ITS Architectures. The Reg. ITS Architecture serves approx. 20 million travelers.   He retired from the NYC MTA B&T in 2015; and works full time  as ITS Expert and Consultant in Africa. He has rich experiences in knowledge and technology transfer and helping expand ITS in Africa. He provided voluntary services and worked as consultant for over 10 years in the continent; including in his native country, Ethiopia. He co-founded ITS Ethiopia and the ITS Africa Working Group, which develops ITS Society for the continent. Mr. Berlie has an MBA degree from the Yale University School of Management and a BA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.