Madrid’s latest developments

6 December 2006  •  Author(s): José-Dionisio González, Head of Light Rail Concessions Department, Technical Directorate, Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid (CRTM)

The integration of different modes of public transport has always been a high priority for CRTM. This, combined with an extensive programme of development, has seen the use of public transport rise dramatically in Madrid over the last 20 years.

Territorial and socio-economic framework

The Spanish State is organised on the basis of a Central Government, seventeen Autonomous Regions with wide ranging powers at the regional level, and Municipalities representing towns and villages at the local level. The Region of Madrid (8,028km2) is composed of 179 municipalities located in three functional areas (or rings):

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