[Editor: This is the text of an October 18, 2016, news release from Cintra.]
CINTRA NAMES NEW UNITED STATES PRESIDENT
Belen Marcos Appointed To Lead Cintra in the U.S. After Successfully Managing
Dallas and Fort Worth Public-Private Partnerships
AUSTIN, TEXAS — Cintra has named Belen Marcos as its new United States president, following the promotion of its previous president, Nicolas Rubio to Global Operations Director in Madrid, Spain.
Marcos will oversee the entire Cintra portfolio in the United States, which includes nearly $8 billion of road infrastructure projects.
Marcos joined Cintra in 1999 and most recently served as CEO of the combined operations of the North Tarrant Express, LBJ Express and construction of the NTE 35W project. Prior to that, she served as the CEO of NTE Mobility Partners for seven years.
While with NTE Mobility Partners, she successfully managed the construction and operation of the $2.1 billion North Tarrant Express Managed Lanes, which opened nine months ahead of schedule in 2014, handles more than 200,000 vehicles a day, and is credited with doubling the existing road capacity in one of the country’s fastest growing and most congested regions.
Marcos also oversaw operation of the $2.6 billion LBJ Express, which opened ahead of schedule in 2015 and has been described by the Texas Department of Transportation as the most comprehensive, complex project of its type in the country.
“From our perspective, the United States continues to be a great place to invest, create jobs and provide much-needed cost-effective, efficient solutions to meet drivers’ needs for safe, reliable mobility,” said Marcos. “The success of our North Texas projects demonstrate how public-private partnerships can and should play a significant role in helping states solve the growing problem of urban congestion.”
Alberto Gonzalez will replace Marcos as CEO of the LBJ Express, North Tarrant Express and NTE 35W effective immediately. He previously served as Deputy CEO of the projects.
Cintra remains the industry leader in public-private partnership solutions in the U.S. The company’s projects also include the I-77 Express Lanes project in North Carolina and NTE 35W in North Texas, which are both currently under construction.
With US headquarters in Austin, Texas, Cintra is a subsidiary of Madrid-based Ferrovial. Cintra is the leading private-sector transportation infrastructure company in the world, with experience spanning nearly 50 years of innovative highway development on four continents. Today, its portfolio includes more than 1,200 miles of managed highways globally, representing a total global investment in roadway improvements of over $21.6 billion. Cintra manages nearly $8 billion of infrastructure projects in the United States and more than $4.7 billion of infrastructure projects in Canada.
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