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Baltimore Co. group tasked with looking into residential truck traffic

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Posted at 1:21 PM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 13:22:02-04

TOWSON, Md. — After years of complaints, Baltimore County is forming a work group to look into truck traffic in residential neighborhoods.

The group will be made up of community members, county officials, and representatives from the commercial transportation industry.

This follows legislation from the 2020 Maryland General Assembly that allows a vehicle height monitoring system program in southeastern and southwestern Baltimore County.

But before that goes into effect, the work group is required to study and make recommendations before implementing the program.

Current truck routes, future enforcement areas, and signage will be part of the group's focus.

The program will limit the number of cameras and height monitoring systems permitted, meaning the group will have to discuss which if any commercial vehicles could be exempt.

After that, the County Council will vote on whether to sign into law.

The first group meeting will be held September 29. It can be watched here.