History of Cintra
Ferrovial entered this business when it landed the Bilbao-Behovia toll road concession in 1968. In the two decades that followed, it was awarded the toll road concessions for Burgos-Armiñón (1974) and Sant Cugat-Terrassa-Manresa (1986).
Thirty years later, Cintra was incorporated with a view to focusing on private sector toll road development. Among its first projects were the adjudication of two sections of the Panamerican Highway in Chile and the 407 ETR in Canada. The latter was a milestone in the industry, becoming the first automated electronic toll road, using a revolutionary free flow tolling system.
Since then, the company has expanded internationally, successfully entering the US with major concessions such as the LBJ Express, the SH 130 and the North Tarrant Express (Texas), the Indiana Toll Road (Indiana) and the Chicago Skyway (Illinois).
The early years
First American Project: Talca-Chillán highway in Chile award Autopista del Sol in Malaga award
Establishment of Cintra
Founding of Cintra
Adjudication of the 407 ETR in Canada
Adjudication of the Eurolink M4-M6 in Irleland
First project in USA: Chicago Skyway
Strategic Partner of TxDOT
Indiana Toll Road, Segments 5 & 6, SH 130 and Central Greece awards
Eurolink M3 in Ireland award
SerranoPark Parking award
Fussion with Ferrovial and international expansion
Cintra merges with Ferrovial
North Tarrant Express, LBJ Express in the US
“Deal of the Year” Award for the North Tarrant Express and the LBJ Express
Autopista Euroscut Azores Opening
407 EDG highway award
Foundation stone ceremony in Benavente-Zamora highway
Financial & commercial close in the first Cintra project in the UK (Scotland)