Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced the formation of the Baltimore County Residential Truck Traffic Work Group. The goal is to alleviate commercial truck traffic in residential areas.
Olszewski advocated for legislation from the Maryland General Assembly during the 2020 legislative session to enable the county to implement a vehicle height monitoring system program. It is meant to address the amount of commercial truck traffic on local roads in southeast and southwest Baltimore County.
The work group will be led by D’Andrea Walker, the deputy director of the county’s Department of Public Works. It will also include community members, industry representatives and county employees.
The program has to limit the number of monitoring systems, so the group will suggest limits on the number of cameras. It will also recommend whether any specific types of vehicles should be excluded from enforcement. Their first preliminary report will be submitted by March 31, 2021 with a final report by August 31.