Bilbao : Responsible authorities
Ugasko 5 bis, 1 - 48014 Bilbao - Spain
Tel : 34 94 476 61 50 - Fax : 34 94 475 00 21
Responsible person: Mr Manu Tejada Lanbarri, Managing Director
Date of creation: 1975
Status: Local company with participation of the Basque Government, Bizkaia County Government (Diputacion Foral de Bizkaia), Municipality of Bilbao (Ayuntamiento de Bilbao) and other municipalities
The Consorcio de Transportes de Bizkaia was created in December 1975 as an organisation independent from its members. Its budget comes from the Basque Government, the Diputacion Foral de Bizkaia and from operations. The Board has 26 members:
Basque Governement: 13 members
Bizkaia county government: 2 members
Municipality of Bilbao: 2 members
Other municipalities: 9 members
Current President of the Consorcio de Transportes is the general county councillor (Diputado General) de Bizkaia and the Vice-President is the Mayor (Alcade) of the municipality of Bilbao.
The missions of Consorcio de Transportes are :
to assist with financing the Bilbao Metropolitan Railway infrastructures, and carrying out general superstructure and fitting projects
to operate the Bilbao Metropolitan Railway through Metro Bilbao S.A., a publicly-owned company in which the Bizkaia Transport Consortium holds 100% of the shares
to ensure sound operation of the transport system in Bizkaia province, taking any measures required in conjunction with other authorities
to exercise any authority invested in the Consortium by virtue of a plan for arrangement and co-ordination of public transport in Bizkaia
CTB budget amounted to 217.24 million Euro in 2005.
The institution must finance work on the Bilbao Metropolitan Railway, subsidise any operating deficits in the Metro, absorb finance relating to oustanding debt and deal with any other investment or expenditure in connection with its powers.