North American Bus Association
The North American Bus Association (NABA) is an enthusiast organization boasting latest news and events from transit agencies throughout Canada and the United States. The North American Bus Association's aim is not to compete with other organizations but rather work with them in the act to preserve the history of public transit.
The association was founded in 2009 by Adrian Badaraco, John Braniff and Kyle Windover. Together they run the association, and conduct newsletters, charters, and other special events in the interest of transit enthusiasts in North America.
The current NABA executives are as follows:
Adrian Badaraco Treasurer / Official Photographer / Book Keeper
John Braniff President
Kyle Windover Vice-President / Webmaster
Niagara Transit Charter
The North American Bus Association chartered Niagara Transit 8373 on May 9, 2009. The 1983 GMDD TC40-102N "Classic" was taken around the Niagara Region. Stops were made in Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, and Welland. Visitis were also made at the Niagara Transit and Welland Transit garages.
Waterloo Region Charter
On July 18, 2009, Grand River Transit 525, a 1992 Motor Coach Industries TC40-102N "Classic" was chartered. Various photo stops were made in Cambridge and Kitchener. A special appearance by ex-Kitchener Transit 808, now privately owned, was made in the afternoon.
2010 Spring Convention
The 2010 Spring Convention, taking place May 22-23, 2010, will be the official launch of the North American Bus Association. This two day convention will take place in the city of Dayton, Ohio where the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority will provide a tour of the the Dayton trolley network with ex-Edmonton Transit System 110, a GM/BBC HR150G trolleybus. A tour of the garage facility will also be provided.