Ferrovial – Cintra participates in the World Forum on Engineering and Public Works in Santander

Jose Angel TamarizDirector of Europe and New Markets at Cintra, took part in the World Forum on Engineering and Public Works in Santander. The event took place on July 6 and 7 at the Palacio de la Magdalena in Santander, in the 8th edition of this forum organized by the Fundacion Caminos in collaboration with the College of Civil EngineersCanals and Ports, the Demarcation of Cantabria, the Menendez Pelayo University and the Ministry of transportationMobility and Urban Agenda.

Nadia CalvinoFirst Vice-President and Minister for Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, opened the forum on the first day. Raquel Sanchezminister of Ministry of transportationMobility and Urban Agenda, did the same on the second day and Therese RiberaThird Vice-President and Minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, closed the event.

The objective of the meeting was to initiate a debate between members of the Civil Engineering profession, engineering, construction, energy and service companies to examine the situation of public investment in the current situation. in Spain.

Center and Railway contributed with their vision with the representation of Jose Angel Tamariz, who participated in the block on transport, mobility and the urban agenda with a presentation that highlighted the challenges and solutions of the mobility of the future. This presentation explained some of the company’s most ambitious projects, such as the AIVIA Smart Roads solution, one of the most advanced technological solutions that contribute to improving mobility.

In his exhibition, Jose Angel reveals one of the keys to new mobility: sustainability. It has become one of the main concerns of all the actors concerned, therefore, the solution to the current mobility problems requires reflection on “more efficient, accessible and equitable transport infrastructures, reducing their impact on the environment. “, he added.

Some of the current measures that are proposed as a possible solution to these scenarios are: multimodality, improvement of public transport, electrification of transport or restriction of the circulation of polluting vehicles, as well as technological advances.

However, some of these traditional measures have certain limitations when it comes to providing a complete and sustainable solution to the new challenges of increasing mobility, “these actions must be accompanied by other types of innovative solutions, so that they represent a real and substantial improvement in reducing congestion,” he added. Innovation is the key, new technologies make it possible to improve the safety of infrastructures and to better optimize resources and, in turn, contribute to the sustainability of the environment.

Jose Angel gave an overview of the main solutions that the company is implementing, such as: smart infrastructures (AIVIA Smart Roads) and smart charging systems, which contribute to the improvement of infrastructures and guarantee access to transport for all the citizens.

These projects could solve mobility problems and in turn contribute to the reduction of emissions. Jose Angel explained in his speech that “these problems require coordinated actions and public-private collaboration”.


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