|Northern Illinois University in Dekalb,Illinois contracts with ATC Management Company based in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois to operate the Huskie Line. ATC has been operating the Huskie Line since its inception in 1971. Bus # 1654 was delivered to Huskie Line in March of 1976 and ran in service until May of 2002. The bus was orininally painted yellow and white and was repainted in the school colors in 1990. This was the last GMC to be retired. The current Huskie Line fleet consists of 17 - 35 foot Gillig Phantoms and 2 Paratransit buses. For more information about Huskie Line go to the Huskie Line website and the bus rosters page on the web.