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Image of Clearview Signage in Penn.
Future of Clearview with FHWA Still Murky

At last we left the Clearview debate, it was March 2016 and the Federal Highway Administration had rescinded their 2004-dated conditional approval of the typeface.

Clearview by Donald S. Meeker and Richard Montalbano
A Clear View with Don Meeker, 2015 SEGD Fellow
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Clearview in Pennsylvania
FHWA Stands by Clearview Decision for Highway Signs, but Clarifies its Use for Community Wayfinding

While state highway engineers are rushing to put the brakes on use of Clearview on federal highway guide signs, the Federal Highway Administration says its decision to withdraw conditional approval of the typeface was about licensing fees as well as safety. It also clarified that Clearview is still an acceptable alternative for community wayfinding programs.

Clearview on U.S. highway signs
States, Highway Officials Push Back on Clearview Turnaround

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