Cintra, S.A. (Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte), is an international operator of toll roads and car parks. The company is listed on the Madrid stock exchange and is included in the IBEX-35 stock index. The Major shareholders is Ferrovial SA (62.5%).
Roads operated by Cintra include Highway 407 (Ontario), the Chicago Skyway, the Indiana Toll Road, and numerous roads in Spain, Portugal and Ireland, as well as the Trans-Texas Corridor (currently in development, to be operated as a partnership with San Antonio, Texas based Zachry Construction Company).
Governor Rick Perry has refused to release many of the details of the $1.3 billion contract his administration has signed with Cintra for a toll road from Austin to Seguin as part of the Trans-Texas Corridor. The Spanish company has had a close relationship with the governor's office: Perry's former legislative director, Dan Shelley, worked as a Cintra consultant and lobbyist prior to joining the governor's staff, and in September 2005, he went back to work for Cintra. Both he and his daughter, Jennifer Shelley-Rodriguez, now have lucrative contracts to lobby Texas legislators on the company's behalf.