Good News for Clearview

March 28, 2018, FHWA has reinstituted Interim Approval for the use of Clearview.

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  • Stephen ColesStephen Coles Posts: 722
    Interesting! Can you share what led to the reversal of their decision?
  • All 50 state AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) representatives as well as the AASHTO Executive board petitioned unanimously for Clearview's reinstatement. There was some new reseach done at MIT that demonstrated Clearview's superiority. There were other issues at play as well.
  • AbrahamLeeAbrahamLee Posts: 202
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  • AbrahamLeeAbrahamLee Posts: 202
    Is the MIT research recent? How does it compare to, say, Wayfinding Sans?
  • James MontalbanoJames Montalbano Posts: 861
    edited April 3
    The MIT research is fairly recent. It was published several months after the FHWA decision to rescind approval.:

    SIGNS OF THE TIMES: AN EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE LEGIBILITY OF HIGHWAY GOTHIC AND CLEARVIEW SIGNAGE FONTS 11/7/2016.

    It did not include Wayfinding Sans in the study

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