AUGUSTA, Maine — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is set to receive an award from an international organization aimed at boosting women in transportation.
The Maine chapter of Advancing Women in Transportation says it will present its International 2017 Woman of the Year award to Collins, a Republican, at a Wednesday lunch buffet.
Collins was unable to attend the organization’s annual conference in May due to votes in the U.S. Senate.
Collins is expected to deliver remarks.
The organization hailed Collins for efforts like 2011 legislation allowing trucks weighing up to 100,000 pounds to operate on Maine’s modern interstate highways. The group also praised Collins for securing federal funding for projects like the replacement of the Memorial and Sarah Mildred Long Bridges.