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Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras
de Transporte , S. A. (Cintra)

The company has over 35 years' experience and a business strategy based on growth. Cintra presently manages 21 toll highways (more than 2,000 km) in Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Chile, Canada and USA. In this country, Cintra is strategic partner of the State of Texas in the design and planning of the Trans-Texas Corridor and has been selected as preferred bidder for a 75-year concession to maintain and operate the Indiana Toll Road (ITR). [quoted from 13 Dec 2006]

Headquartered in Madrid, Spain, with subsidiaries on three continents, Cintra is one of the world’s largest private-sector developers of transport infrastructure, with committed equity investments of more than $2.1 billion. Cintra is a publicly held company listed in Madrid’s Stock Exchange. More than 60 percent of Cintra is held by the Madrid-based Grupo Ferrovial, founded as a construction company in 1952. Ferrovial is now a diversified and stable group that ranks among the top five construction groups by market capitalization in Europe. Its subsidiary, Ferrovial Agroman, has completed construction projects in more than 40 countries and forms, together with Zachry, the construction arm of the team. [quoted from "Cintra/Zachry Team Fact Sheet," 11 Mar 2005]

Cintra is a publicly traded company based in Madrid, Spain. Cintra has a market capitalization of approximately $5 billion. The company has years of successful transportation experience, including major investment and operating interests in the Chicago Skyway, the 407 ETR highway in Toronto, Canada, and highway investments in Spain, Ireland, Chile and Portugal. Cintra is also the leader in the parking lot business in Spain, currently managing more than 200,000 parking slots. [quoted from "Cintra/Zachry Team Fact Sheet," 11 Mar 2005]

Jose Maria Lopez de Fuentes is Cintra's U.S. manager.

407 ETR was operated and maintained by the Ontario Government from the time it was opened in 1959 until the 407 International, Inc. was awarded a 99-year operating concession. This was the first privatization of an existing toll road in Canada. 407 International, Inc. is a partnership between Cintra, S.A. of Madrid, Spain; Macquarie Infrastructure Group (MIG) of Sydney, Australia; and, SNC Lavalin of Canada.

Cintra's Inside Man - Dan Shelley
Cintra's Website

Grupo Ferrovial Website

Cintra: 407 ETR

Cintra: Chicago Skyway

Cintra: Indiana Toll Road (ITR)

Cintra Zachry LP
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