Senator Collins to Receive Woman of the Year Award Wednesday

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Augusta, Maine (AP) Senator Susan Collins is set to receive an award from an international organization aimed at boosting women through transportation.

The Maine Chapter of Advancing Women in Transportation is presenting its International 2017 Woman of the Year award to the senator.

The organization hailed Senator Collins for efforts like 2011 legislation allowing trucks weighting up to 100,000 lbs to operate on Maine's modern interstate highways, as well as securing federal funding for projects like the replacement of the Memorial and Sara Mildred Long Bridges.