Roads and Railways

We are in charge of standardizing the management of the country’s roads, bridges and railways, as well as of controlling compliance with these standards. We are also responsible for all railway activities. Furthermore, we provide technical and administrative regulations for managing road infrastructure and we promote technological research and development.


Our main activities include preparing handbooks and complementary standards for roads, bridges and railways; classifying and hierarchically organizing roads that are part of the National Road System (SINAC, by its Spanish initials) and updating its road inventories, as well as preparing road maps and railway maps; researching and developing technologies applicable to construction, modernization, improvement, maintenance and administration of road infrastructure; and developing railway activities taking into account multimodal planning; among others.