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North American Bus Industries (NABI)

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This page was last updated on April 5, 2016.

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Overview

North American Bus Industries (NABI) was organized in 1992 at the same time as American Ikarus, as a joint venture between Ikarus (25 percent) and the First Hungary Fund (75 percent). The joint company continued to build the Ikarus 416 and 436 bus models.

NABI was formally reorganized in 1997 when First Hungary Fund bought Ikarus' 25 percent ownership in North American Bus Industries, at which time American Ikarus ceased to exist. North American Bus Industries, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of North American Bus Industries of Hungary.

(Brief history and the production lists of Ikarus USA (1980-1992) and American Ikarus (1992-1997).)

Models and Order Numbers

(Summary listings of Ikarus / NABI Models and Order Numbers)

North American Bus Industries (1997- )

(note - 1997 and 1998 each order's serials started with "140001")

1997 Production

VA140001-071 416.9 AC Transit (Oakland) 2901-2971
VA140001-050 416.10 Mass Transit Admin (Baltimore) 9701-9750
VA140001-050 416.11 Miami Dade Transit 9701-9750
VA140001-020 436.7 Mass Transit Admin (Baltimore) 9601-9620

1998 Production

5A140001-035 436.8 Citizens Area Transit (Las Vegas) 530-564 (error in year code on all plates)
WA140072-138 416.9 AC Transit (Oakland) 3001-3067
WA140139-204 416.9 AC Transit (Oakland) 3101-3166
WA140051-115 416.10 Mass Transit Admin (Baltimore) 9801-9865
WA140036-046 436.8 Citizens Area Transit (Las Vegas) 565-575
WA140001-163 040.1 Valley Metro (Phoenix) 6001-6163
WA140001-017 040.3 Valley Metro (Tempe) 6164-6180
WA140001-015 035.1 Valley Metro (Tempe) 6181-6195
WA140001-019 040.2 Miami Dade Transit 9801-9819
WA140001 040.4 PACE (Chicago) 2401
WA140001 035.2 PACE (Chicago) 2423

1999 Production

XA140001-080 040.5 VIA (San Antonio) 729-808
XA140081-100 040.4 PACE (Chicago) 2402-2412, 2414-2422
XA140101-129 035.2 PACE (Chicago) 2424-2452
XA140130-189 040.6 Citizens Area Transit (Las Vegas) 701-760
XA140190-233 040.7 AC Transit (Oakland) 4001-4044
XA140234-248 035.1 Valley Metro (Tempe) 6196-6210
XA140249-271 035.3 Capital Dist Transp Auth (Albany) 9961-9983
XA140272-322 040.2 Miami Dade Transit 9901-9951
XA140323 40CP1 Composite Bus Prototype 1
XA140324 040.4 PACE (Chicago) 2453
XA140325-369 416.12 San Francisco Municipal Ry 8001-8045
XA140370 040.9 Orange County Transit Dist 2101
XA140371-437 416.10 Mass Transit Admin (Baltimore) 9901-9967
XA140438 40CP2 Composite Bus Prototype 2
XA140439 040.8 Los Angeles County Metro Transit Auth 7000
XA140440-481 040.2 Miami Dade Transit 9952-9993
XA140482-525 040.10 Valley Metro (Phoenix) 6211-6254
XA140526 040.10 Valley Metro (Scottsdale) 6255
XA140527-532 035.4 Valley Metro (Scottsdale) 6256-6261
XA140533 40CP3 Composite Bus Prototype 3
*

2000 Production

YA140001-114 436.9 Regional Transp Dist (Denver) 9101-9214
YA140115-328 040.8 Los Angeles County Metro Transp Auth 7001-7214
YA140329-333 040.11 Grape Line (Lodi CA) 44-48
YA140334-393 040.9 Orange County Transit 2102-2161 (CA)
YA140394-473 416.10 Maryland Dept of Transp 0001-0080 (Baltimore MD)
YA140474-488 040.12 Regional Transit Service 101-115 (Rochester NY)
YA140489-508 040.2 Miami-Dade Transit 2001-2020
YA140509-584 040.17 Miami-Dade Transit 2021-2096
YA140585-664 040.5 VIA (San Antonio) 810-889
YA140665-684 040.13 Valley Metro (Mesa) 6262-6281
YA140685-689 436.9 Regional Transp Dist (Denver) 9215-9219

2001 Production

1A140001-017 040.14 Gwinnett County (GA) 001-017
1A140018-232 040.8 Los Angeles County Transp Auth 7300-7514
1A140233-279 040.15 Riverside Transit Agency 2101-2147
1A140280-336 040.5 VIA (San Antonio) 890-946
1A140337-507 040.9 Orange County Transit Agency 2201-2299, 2301-2372
1A140508-527 040.10 Valley Metro (Phoenix) 6282-6301
1A140528-544 040.18 Los Angeles County Transp Auth 7601-7617
1A140545-550 040.19 South Coast Area Transit (Oxnard) 4008-4013
1A140551-553 040.20 Yolobus (W Sacramento CA) 721-723
1A140554 040.18 Los Angeles County Transp Auth 7600
1A140555-886 040.18 Los Angeles County Transp Auth 7618-7949
1A140887-906   assigned in error to LACMTA
1A140907-982 040.10 Valley Metro (Phoenix) 6302-6377
1A140983 416.13 Delaware Area Regional Transit (Wilmington) 501

2002 Production

2A140001-004 040.25 Valley Metro (Tempe) 6378-6381
2A140005 060.01 Altoona Test Center
2A140006-042 040.23 Santa Monica Muni Bus Lines 4001-4037
2A140043-060 416.13 Delaware Area Regional Transit (Wilmington) 502-519
2A140061-104 040.22 Delaware Area Regional Transit (Wilmington) 520-563
2A140105-144 436.10 San Mateo County Transit Dist 100-139
2A140145-164 40C.02 Los Angeles County Transp Auth 7980-7999
2A140165-166 040.29 Victor Valley Transp Auth 709-710
2A140167-168 040.29 Adelanto Local Transit (CA) 406-407
2A140169 060.02 Chicago Transit Auth 7500
2A140170-247   (see 3A140201-278)
2A140248-367 040.26 Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Auth 2201-2320
2A140368-477 040.17 Miami-Dade Transit 2101-2200
2A140478-492 436.10 San Mateo County Transit Dist 140-154
2A140493-539 040.15 Riverside Transit Agency 2201-2247
2A140540-559 040.12 Regional Transit Service (Rochester NY) 231-236, 121-134
2A140560-561 040.19 South Coast Area Transit (Oxnard CA) 4014-4015
2A140562-616 035.05 Pace (IL) 6600-6612,6614-6655
2A140617-687 040.28 Pace (IL) 6162-6212,6214-6233
2A140688-727   (see 3A140001-040)
2A140728 45C.01 Regional Transp Auth (Phoenix) 7101

2003 Production

3A140001-040 40.07 AC Transit 4051-4090
3A140041-095 45C.01 Regional Transp Auth (Phoenix) 7102-7156
3A140096-200 040.26 Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Auth 2401-2505
3A140201-278 060.02 Chicago Transit Auth 7501-7578
3A140279-358 416.14 Dallas Area Rapid Transit Auth 5700-5779
3A140359-482 040.24 Massachusetts Bay Transp Auth 2001-2124
3A140483-554 060.02 Chicago Transit Auth 7579-7650
3A140555-583 035.05 Pace (IL) 6656-6684
3A140584-611 040.28 Pace (IL) 6234-6261
3A140612-617 40C.03 Antelope Valley Transit Auth (CA) 3331-3336
3A140618-717 040.17 Miami-Dade Transit Agency 3101-3200
3A140718-719 45C.03 Los Angeles County Metro Transit Auth 8000-8001
3A140720-747   (see 4A140001-028)
3A140748-755 45C.02 Regional Transp Auth (Tempe AZ) 7157-7164
3A140756-930 040.27 Massachusetts Bay Transp Auth 2125-2299

2004 Production

4A140001-028 45C.03 Los Angeles County Metro Transit Auth 8002-8029
4A140029-031 040.19 South Coast Area Transit 4016-4018
4A140032-033 040.29 Victor Valley Transit Auth (CA) 601-602
4A140034-108 060.02 Chicago Transit Auth 7651-7725
4A140109-218 040.17 Miami Dade Transit Agency 4101-4210
4A140219-293 040.31 Foothill Transit (CA) F1400-F1474
4A140294 60BRT Altoona Test Bus
4A140295 60BRT.01 Los Angeles County Metro Transit Auth 9200
[4A140296-320] 45C.04 Chicago Transit Auth 7800-7824 (only 4A140296 built, order cancelled, serials cancelled)
4A140296-365 45C.03 Los Angeles County Metro Transit Auth 8030-8099

2005 Production

5A140001-060 040.28 Pace 6262-6312,6314-6322 (IL)
5A140061-062 040.32 Simi Valley Transit 4525-4526
5A140063-137 040.18 Los Angeles County Metro Transit Auth 7525-7599
5A140138 040.E1 CAT C-9 Engineering Test Bus
5A140139-337 60BRT.01 Los Angeles County Metro Transit Auth 9201-9399
5A140338-407 040.17 Miami Dade Transit 05101-05170
5A140408-454 040.26 Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Auth 2601-2647
5A140455-479 040,33 Broward County Transit 0501-0525
5A140480 60BRT.K2 Hybrid Sales Demo
5A140481-519 040.17 Miami Dade Transit 05171-05209
5A140520 040.26 Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Auth 2648

2006 Production

6A140001-076 040.17 Miami Dade Transit 06101-06176
6A140077 42BRT.01 Sales Demo
6A140078-083 60BRT.02 Los Angeles World Airport (6 buses)
6A140084-093 60BRT.03 Regional Transit Auth (Mesa AZ) 8501-8510
6A140094-123 60BRT.01 Los Angeles County Metro Transit Auth 9400-9429
6A140124-129 60BRT.02 Los Angeles World Airport (6 buses)
6A140130-159 60BRT.04 Foothill Transit F1600-F1629
6A140160-169 040.31 Foothill Transit F1500-F1509
6A140170-201   unknown
6A140202-246 040.26 Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Auth 2801-2845
6A140247-312 60BRT.01 Los Angeles County Metro Transit Auth 9430-9495

2007 Production (Bluebird)

When NABI first took over BlueBird's bus production, there were 16 buses built using a serial sequence where the last 8 duplicated regular NABI serials. These 16 were:

Serial Model Customer
7A140001-005 L4RE Folsom CA 817-821
7A140006 L4RE Lima OH 832
7A140007-008 L4RE Hamilton OH 833-834 (DuPont Trolley bodies)
7A140009-010 L4RE Corning Museum of Glass (NY) 853-854
7A140011-015 L4RE Macon GA 859-863
7A140016 L4RE Rome NY 858

2007 Production

7A140001-035 040.35 SunMetro 0601-0635
7A140036 040S.01 Vanguard (1 bus)
7A140037-056 035.07 Rockford Mass Transit Dist 0701-0720
7A140057 65BRT.01 Los Angeles County Metro Transit Auth 9600
7A140058-078 035.08 Los Angeles World Airport (21 buses)
7A140079-086 035.09 Arlington Transit (VA) (8 buses)
7A140087-089 60BRT.06 Chapel Hill Transit 1707,1807,1907
7A140090-091 60BRT.07 Santa Clarita Transit (2 buses)
7A140092-139 040.36 Broward County Transit 0701-0748
7A140140-141 416.15 New Jersey Transit 5201-5202
7A140142 L4RE.07 Colorado West Univ of Wyoming 908
7A140143-237 60BRT.01 Los Angeles County Metro Transit Auth 9500-9594
7A140238-257 040.35 SunMetro 680-699
7A140258 L4RE.09 Mankato Transit 922
7A140259 416.15 New Jersey Transit Engineering Test
7A140260-263 L4RE.10 Pasco County Transit 933,936,934-935 (FL)
7A140264-267 L4RE.08 Milton Transit (4 buses) (ON)
7A140268-297 040.37 Citizens Area Transit 949-978 (Las Vegas NV) (Hybrid)
7A140298-305 L4Re.12 Kings County CA 937-944

2008 Production

8A140001-006 42BRT.01 Los Angeles 4200-4205
8A140007-016 L4RE35.13 Toledo 963-972
8A140017-036 40LFW.37 Las Vegas 979-998
8A140037-265 416.15 NJ transit 5203-5431
8A140266-270 40LFW.39 Fort Worth
8A140271-273 35LFW.10 Fort Collins 60-62
8A140274-295 60BRT.08 Washington 5401-5422
8A140296-297 LFB34 Beaver Creek
8A140298 LFB29 Charlottesville 400
8A140299-310 40LFW.38 Broward 0801-0812
8A140311-312 L4RE30-14 Pearson Bus (Oakville ON) (Blue Bird serials 8W100589-590)
8A140313-314 29DD Univ of Montana
8A140315-317 AH28 Annapolis 337, 338, 336
8A140318-319 LFB29 Snowmass Village
8A140320-326 40LFW.40 Victor Valley 603-609
8A140327-328 29DD Waco 0830-0831
8A140329-361 40LFW.43 Sun Metro 0908-0940
8A140362-368 40LFW.43 SunMetro 0901-0907
8A140369-398 40LFW.38 Broward 0813-0842
8A140399-498 45CLFW.05 Los Angeles 8100-8199
8A140499-518 35LFW.08 LA World Airport
8A140519-533 40LFW.39 Fort Worth 581-595
8A140534-535 34DD Waco 0832-0833
8A140536-542 29SD Yuba-Sutter 2721-2727
8A140543-547 34DD Yuba-Sutter 3161-3163
8A140548-562 35LFW.12 Beaumont 08.01-08.15
8A140563-570 40LFW.41 Santa Clarita 179-186
8A140571-574 40LFW.42 Coach USA/Northwestern Univ 40571-40574
8A140575-600 60BRT.10 San Diego 1001-1026
8A140601-607 35LFW.11 Commerce 330-336
8A140608-616 42BRT.02 LA World Airport
8A140617-625 416.15 NJ transit 5432-5440
8A140626-627 AH28 Beverly Hills 340-341
8A140628-633 60BRT.09 Nashville 180-185
8A140634 L4RE.035.14 Pearson Bus (Oakville ON)
8A140635-646 35LFW.14 Arlington 1-12
8A140647 29DD Waco 0890
8A140648 34DD Waco 0834
8A140649 29SD Snowmass Valley
8A140650-651 29DD Hill Country Transit 823, 904
8A140652-655 34DD Hill Country Transit 824-826, 904
8A140656-659 34DD Univ of Delaware
8A140660-668 35LFW.13 Gold Coast Transit 3500-3508
8A140669-677 AH28 Coast Transit Auth 11, 21, 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88
8A140678-679 L4RE.35.16 Tulare
8A140680-839 45CLFW.05 Los Angeles 8200-8359

2009 Production

9A140001 40LFW-36 Westchester 205
9A140002-003 60BRT.11 Chapel Hill 0109, 0209
9A140004-009 31LFW.01 Skagit 081-086
9A140010 L4RE.17 Kings County CA
9A140011-015 L4RE.18 Burbank
9A140016-045 42BRT.03 Foothill F1700-F1729
9A140046-049 40LFW.46 Univ of Georgia 94911-94914
9A140050-052 40LFW.47 Univ of West Georgia
9A140053-136 40LFW.36 Westchester 206-289
9A140137 40LFW.45 Fort Collins
9A140138 L4RE.15 General Services Admin
9A140139-140 34DD Waco 0930-0931
9A140141-142 34DD Pueblo 108, 208
9A140143-152 40LFW.36 Westchester 290-299  
9A140153-154 L4RE.30 Hialeah
9A140155-156   ?
9A140157-197 45CLFW.05 Los Angeles 8360-8400
9A140198-199 AH28 Lansing 1916-1917
9A140200-202 35LFW.15 Tahoe 3310-3312
9A140203-247 31LFW.02 Los Angeles 3100-3144
9A140248 35LFW.15 Tahoe 3313
9A140249-251 35LFW.16 Tahoe 3314-3316
9A140252-256 31LFW.02 Los Angeles 3145-3149
9A140257-262 40LFW.45 Fort Collins
9A140263-267 40LFW.03 Broward 0920-0924
9A140268-275 35LFW.13 Gold Coast Transit 3509-3516
9A140276-279 40LFW.49 San Antonio 947-950
9A140280 416.15 NJ Transit 5501
9A140281-290 416.15 NJ Transit 5441-5450

2010 Production

AA140001-082 416.15 NJ Transit 5502-5583
AA140083   ?
AA140084-096 40LFW.48 Miami 09101-09113
AA140097-108 31LFW.06 Birmingham 2010.1-2010.12
AA140109-120 31LFW.03 Arlington VA
AA140121-134 60BRT.09 Nashville 186-199
AA140135-181 416.15 NJ Transit 5584-5630
AA140182-272 45CLFW.05 Los Angeles 8401-8491
AA140273-392 416.15 NJ Transit 5631-5750
AA140393 31LFW.05 Commerce 337
AA140394-395 60BRT.12 Orlando 26-610, 27-610
AA140396-406 60BRT.14 Santa Monica 5300-5310
AA140407-418 42BRT.03 Foothill F1800-F1811
AA140419-426 60BRT.13 Fort Worth 1001-1008
AA140427-432 40LFW.50 Victor Valley 610-615
AA140433-439 35LFW.18 LA World Airport C1712-C1718
AA140440-447 35LFW.17 SunMetro 1001-1008

2011 Production

BA140001-250 416.15 NJ Transit 5751-6000
BA140251-255 60BRT.14 Santa Monica 5311-5315
BA140256-265 60BRT.16 Broward 1150-1159
BA140266-274 40LFW.51 Santa Monica 3868-3876
BA140275-314 40LFW.52 Broward 1101-1140
BA140315 40LFW.53 Dallas 0001
BA140316-319 40LFW.45 Fort Collins
BA140320-322 31LFW.03 Arlington VA
BA140323-336 42BRT.05 Broward 1160-1173
BA140337-338 35LFW.10 Fort Collins

2012 Production

NABI production 2012 (year code C)

CA140001-250 416.15 NJ Transit 6001-6250
CA140251-259 42BRT.05 Broward County Transit (Ft Lauderdale FL) 1201-1209
CA140260-275 60BRT.19 VIA Metro Transit (San Antonio TX) 951-966
CA140276 42 BRT.05 Broward County Transit (Ft Lauderdale FL) 1200
CA140277-284 42BRT.06 Metropolitan Bus Auth (San Juan PR) 12-03 - 12-10
CA140285-293 60BRT.17 Massport (Logan Airport MA) 6002-6010
CA140294-295 60BRT.18 Metropolitan Bus Auth (San Juan PR) 12-01, 12-02
CA140296-315 not used  
CA140216-332 42BRT.04 Massport (Logan Airport MA) 4202-4218
CA140333-482 45C.05 Los Angeles County Metro Transp Auth 8500-8649
CA140483-636 040.53 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 39002-39155
CA140637-674 031.07 NJ Transit 1602-1639
CA140675-749 416.15 NJ Transit 6251-6325
CA140750 031.08 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 38001
CA140751-778 040.52 Broward County Transit 1301-1328
CA140779 not used  
CA140780 040.53 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 39051
CA140781 040.53 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 39156

2013 Production

NABI procuction 2013 (year code D)

DA140001-0213 416.15 NJ Transit 6326-6538
DA140214-0234 040.52 Broward County Transit 1330-1350
DA140235-0256 60BRT.17 Massport (Logan Airport MA) 6011-6032 BRT
DA140257-0290 42BRT.03 Foothill Transit F2101-F2134
DA140291-0320 42BRT.07 Foothill Transit F2100,F2135-F2163
DA140321-0323 60BRT.19 VIA Metro Transit (San Antonio TX) 967-969 BRT
DA140324-0352 031.08 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 38002-38030
DA140353-0358 60BRT.15 Transfort (Fort Collins CO) 79-84 BRT
DA140359-0369 416.15 NJ Transit 6539-6549

2014 Production

NABI production 2014 (year code E)

EA140001-085 42BRT.08 WMATA (DC) 8001-8085
EA140086-092 35.10 Transfort (Fort Collins CO) 85-91
EA140093-125 31.08 DART Dallas (TX) 40001-40033
EA140126-276 40.53 DART Dallas (TX) 41001-41151
EA140277-296 42BRT.08 WMATA (DC) 8086-8105
EA140297-336 40.55 Houston METRO (TX) 1800-1839
EA140337-344 40.56 Arlington Transit (VA) 5054-5059, 5061, 5067
EA140345-374 42BRT.07 Foothill Transit (CA) F2200-F2229
EA140375-463 40.53 DART Dallas (TX) 42001-42089
EA140464 40.55 Houston METRO (TX) 2000
EA140465-479 40.57 Broward Transit (Fort Lauderdale FL) 1401-1415
EA140480-484 40.57 Broward Transit (Fort Lauderdale FL) 1416-1420
EA140515-589 40.56 Houston METRO (TX) 1840-1914
EA140590-592 40.59 Transfort (Fort Collins CO) 92-94
EA140590-598 31.09 Transfort (Fort Collins CO) 95-101

2015 Production

NABI production 2015 (year code F)

FA140001-049 40.55 Houston METRO (TX) 2001-2049
FA140050-092 60BRT.20 Miami Dade Transit (FL) 15501-15543
FA140093-101 40.56 Arlington Transit (VA) 5091-5099
FA140102-116 not used  
FA140117-118 60BRT.15 Transfort (Fort Collins CO) 102-103
FA140119-122 42BRT.04 Massport - Logan Airport (MA) 4219-4222
FA140123-139 40.54 DART Dallas (TX) 42090-42106

(end of NABI production June 2015)

The following comes from the Wikipedia article for North American Bus Industries:

On June 21, 2013, New Flyer Industries announced the acquisition of North American Bus Industries, Inc from Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (Cerberus) for $79 million. The deal was completed later that day. However, New Flyer continued the NABI name for its existing bus products, which continued in production for the time being. This made NABI a subsidiary of New Flyer, using the legal name of NABI Bus, LLC. The Blue Bird school bus production assets were not included in the sale to New Flyer; they remain owned by Cerberus. As of late 2013, all of New Flyer's metal-structured bus production (with the exception of the MiDi, a product of the New Flyer–Alexander Dennis joint venture) is now under the NABI brand.

In June 2014, New Flyer announced that the NABI product line will be discontinued after existing orders are filled. The last bus, which was built for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system, was completed in late October 2015. As a result, NABI will begin to exclusively produce New Flyer's "Xcelsior" product line at its Anniston plant in 2015.

(Read the Wikipedia article)

More Information

IKARUS at World Bus Explorer -- Includes information for buses built in U.S.

American Ikarus/North American Bus Industries Wikipedia article

North American Bus Industries at Coachbuilt.com

North American Bus Industries own web site -- Shows its four locations, including the Anniston, Alabama, site, and the former Flxible plant in Delaware, Ohio.

IKARUS (Hungary) Wikipedia article

Ikarus and North American Bus Industries history (Spanish language; use Google Chrome to translate)

Ikarus, Part One

Ikarus, Part Two

Ikarus, Part Three

Ikarus, Part Four

North American Bus Industries

Not to be confused with...

Ikarbus (Serbia) Wikipedia article -- Started building buses under Ikarus name in 1954; became Ikarbus in 1992 to avoid confusion with the reorganized Ikarus of Hungary. (This is a totally different company than those mentioned above.)

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