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Apportioned Bus (1982)

Plate History

FORMAT: BN-00000, www base, dash separator. 

from Jordan Irazabal



from Jordan Irazabal



from Eric Conner


 

 

No

 

 

FORMAT: BN-04000 to current high visitPA base, dash separator, first spotted 5/18/17.

  


from Jordan Irazabal

 

 

 

 

 

Image added 11/12

 

 

Bus (1924)

Plate History

FORMAT 1: BA10000 to BA47999 without the dash separator.  When PA re-plated in 2000, all bus plates were reissued on a plate-for-plate basis. This included anything between BA-10000 to BA-47999.  The replacement plates in this series on the www base did not use the dash separator. Low number spotted BA23115.

from Clayton Moore




from Clayton Moore

   

No

 

 

FORMAT 2: BA-48000 to BA-59999 have dash separators

from Clayton Moore


 

   
FORMAT 3: BA-60000 to current high on visitPA base, keystone separator.


from Jordan Irazabal


from Bill Stephens

   

 

Limousine (1990)

Plate History

FORMAT 1: LM-20000 to LM-22999, www base, dash separator, narrow font tag line


 

   

Yes as configured in Format 4 below.

 

FORMAT 2: LM-23000 to LM-26999, www base, dash separator, wider font tag line.


 

   
FORMAT 3: LM-27000 to current high, visitPA base, keystone separator, wider font tag line.  Format added 12/5/10.

from Tom Perri


from Tom Perri


from Ryan Battin



from Bill Stephens

   
FORMAT 4: Personalized, up to 5 characters with LM prefix        

 

Mass Transit (1982)

Plate History

FORMAT 1:

M
T

30000 to

M
T

32999

Stacked prefix on www base, wide font on tag line.  (Plate M/T30045 confirmed.)


 

 

No

 

 

FORMAT 2: MT-33000 to MT-39999 In-line prefix with dash separator on www base, narrower font on tag line.


 

     

FORMAT 3:

M
T

40000 to current high

On visitPA base, wide legend on tag line, first observed 6/20/06


 

   

 

Omnibus

Plate History

FORMAT 1: OB-50000 to OB-58999, on www base, dash separator, tag line font on this type uses a sans serif I.

from Clayton Moore


 

 

No

 

 

FORMAT 2: OB-59000 to OB-60999, series uses the serif I on tag line.  Other formatting same as FORMAT 1.


 

     

FORMAT 3: OB-61000 to OB-63999, series uses the sans serif I on tag line.  Other formatting same as FORMAT 1.

 

     

FORMAT 4: OB-64000 to OB-68999, uses the serif I on tag line.  Other formatting same as FORMAT 1.


from Nick Tsilakis

     

FORMAT 5: OB-69000 to current high, on visitPA base, keystone separator, tag line font on this type uses a serif I.

from Nick Tsilakis


from Clayton Moore


from Tom Perri &

Jordan Irazabal



from Ryan Battin

   

 

School Bus (1956)

Plate History

FORMAT 1: SC-00000 to SC-05999, on www base with small keystone separator, tag line font has slightly wider characters than the FORMAT 2 plate.  NOTE: The top plate has a permanent validation sticker used on a school district owned bus.

from Clayton Moore



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Font comparison

FORMAT 1

FORMAT 2

 

No

 

 

FORMAT 2: SC-06000 to SC-46999, on www base with small keystone separator, tag line font has slightly narrower characters than the FORMAT 1 plate.



 

   
FORMAT 3: SC-47000 to current high, on visitPA base with larger keystone separator.  First seen in 8/2006.

from Nick Tsilakis




from Brendan Sherry


 

 

 

 

School Vehicle (1993)

Plate History

FORMAT 1: SV14000 to SV14499, on www base, narrow font on tag line, no separator.

NOTE: Some pre-www plates are still in use into 2010-2011. 

from Bruce Bufalini

   

Yes as configured in Format

10 below

FORMAT 2: SV14500 to SV17499

On www base, wide font on tag line, no separator. 


 

   

FORMAT 3: SV17500 to SV17799

On visitPA base, wide font on tag line, no separator, changeover to this type spotted 11/3/05. 


 

   

FORMAT 4: SV17800 to SV19799

On visitPA base, narrow font on tag line, no separator.  Added 7/17/07. 



 

     

FORMAT 5: SV-19800 to ~ SV-20249

On visitPA base, wide font on tag line, and keystone separator.  Added 1/20/09. 

from Nick Tsilakis


 

     

FORMAT 6: ~ SV20250 to ~ SV20799

On visitPA base, wide font on tag line, without keystone separator.  Added 11/12/09. 


from Brendan Sherry

     

FORMAT 7: ~ SV-20800 to ~ SV-21249

On visitPA base, wide font on tag line, with keystone separator.  Appears to be same as Format 5.  Added 5/16/10.


 

     

FORMAT 8: ~ SV21250 to ~ SV21999

On visitPA base, wide font on tag line, without keystone separator.  Appears to be same as Format 6.  Added 3/27/11.

 


from Brendan Sherry

     

FORMAT 9: ~ SV-22000 to current high

On visitPA base, wide font on tag line, with keystone separator.  Appears to be same as Format 5 & 7.  Added 3/11/13.

 

from Nick Tsilakis


from Jordan Irazabal



from Bruce Bufalini


from Tom Perri

     

FORMAT 10: Personalized, up to 5 characters with SV prefix

       

 

 

Taxi (1977 - Prior to 1977 taxi vehicles used bus plates.)

Plate History

FORMAT 1: TX-35000 to TX-38999, tag line font on this type uses a sans serif I, on www base.

 

    Yes as configured in Format 4 below

 

FORMAT 2: TX-39000 to TX-45999, tag line font on this FORMAT uses a serif I, on www base.

 

     

FORMAT 3: TX-46000 to current high

On visitPA base with larger keystone separator.



from Brendan Sherry


from Jordan Irazabal


from Jaska Borner

   

FORMAT 4: Personalized, up to 5 characters with TX prefix

       

 

 

 

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