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Apportioned Bus (1982)

Link to Apportioned Bus Plate History

FORMAT: BN-00000 to current high

www base, dash separator

 

from Jordan Irazabal

 

from Jordan Irazabal

from Tom Perri

 

from Eric Conner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No

 

 

Bus (1924)

Link to Bus Plate History

This base is not current but with current sticker.  All of these older plates are on busses owned by legitimate bus companies. The continued use of a few older yellow-on-blue bus plates remains somewhat of a mystery.  My best guess on the continued use of the old base is the fact that when PA did re-plate, they did it on a number-for-number basis.  So the new plates had the same number as the old plates.  It is likely that some bus owners just left the old plates in place since the number didn't change. Those numbers at the time were within the range of BA-10000 and BA-47999. The replacements, while sporting the same number, were without the dash separator, BA10000 and BA47999. Beginning at BA-48000 the dashes were again reinstated.

from Bruce Bufalini

 

 

 

   

No

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Jordan Irazabal

 

 

 

Limousine (1990)

Link to Limousine Plate History

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

 

 

 

 

Yes as configured in Format 4 below ($100)

 

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 James (Jaska) Börner

from Jordan Irazabal

from Bill Stephens

 

 

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

 

Mass Transit (1982)

Link to Mass Transit 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

from Eric Butler

 

 from Steve Ondik

from Ryan Battin

from Brendan Sherry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omnibus

Link to 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.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image added 1/22

 

 

School Bus (1956)

Link to School Bus 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.

 

Vehicle Code Reference

 

from Nick Tsilakis

 

from Ryan Battin

 

from Brendan Sherry

 

 

 

School Vehicle (1993)

Link to School Vehicle 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 2010-11.  See School Vehicle History

from Bruce Bufalini

 

 

Yes as configured in Format 10 below ($100)

 

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.

Vehicle Code Reference

 

from Nick Tsilakis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

Link to Taxi 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 ($100)

 

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

from Nick Tsilakis

 

 

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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