Company History

Cintra established our U.S. headquarters in Austin, Texas and began operating in the United States in 2005.

Today, Cintra works with communities all around the United States to achieve a common goal: solve real transportation problems by efficiently delivering innovative and effective infrastructure solutions that help get drivers and commerce moving on America’s roadways safely.

We currently manage five projects in the United States representing a total investment of roughly $7.9 billion.

All of Cintra’s roadway projects generate significant local jobs and economic development opportunities. In Texas alone, our four projects have utilized more than 1,500 firms during construction, the majority of which were local firms.

We pride ourselves on working with small businesses to grow the local economy. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area alone we have awarded approximately $500 million dollars in contracts to Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms, far exceeding contract requirements.

Cintra’s United States operations build on a long tradition of company success worldwide. Our parent company, Ferrovial, was awarded its first public-private partnership highway contract more than 48 years ago, and since that time the company has developed and managed thousands of lane miles of highway worldwide. With a workforce of approximately 69,000 employees, Ferrovial manages major infrastructure assets in 15 countries, including London’s Heathrow Airport and several other major airports in the United Kingdom.


History of Cintra in North America

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    1999

    Awarded the contract for the Highway 407 ETR in Toronto, Canada

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    2004

    Awarded the contract for the Chicago Skyway in Chicago, Illinois

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    2005

    U.S. Headquarters established in Austin, Texas

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    2006

    Awarded the contract for the SH-130, Segments 5 & 6 project in Austin, Texas

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    2009

    Awarded the contracts for the North Tarrant Express and LBJ Express projects in Texas

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    2011

    Beginning of a partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) – Initial commitment of a $1.3 million grant to three high schools in Texas:
    • Lockhart High School in Lockhart Independent School District, southeast of Austin
    • Haltom High School in Birdville Independent School District near Fort Worth
    • R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District in Dallas County

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    2012

    • Opening of SH-130, Segments 5 & 6
    • Awarded the contract for the Highway 407 EDG in Toronto, Canada

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    2014

    • Opening of North Tarrant Express (Approximately nine months ahead of schedule)
    • Awarded the contract for the I-77 Express Lanes project in North Carolina
    • NTE 35W commits $300,000 to the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) program in three additional schools – Arlington Heights High School, Southwest High School, and Amon-Carter Riverside High School in Fort Worth Independent School District
    • 1st Annual SUMMA week held in the United States that included training for 39 employees from Cintra and its concession projects

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    2015

    • Awarded the contract for the Highway 407 East Phase 2 in Toronto, Canada
    • Opening of the LBJ Express (Approximately three months ahead of schedule)
    • 2nd Annual SUMMA week held in the United States that included training for 44 employees from Cintra and its concession projects

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    2016

    • Awarded the contract for the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project in Northern Virginia