A bridge-tunnel across Manila Bay, starting from Naic town in Cavite province and ending in Mariveles town in Bataan province, is being pushed as a solution to the traffic crisis in Metro Manila.
Felicito Payumo, Former Chair of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), named his idea the Trans Manila Bay Crossing, which he first pitched in 1987 on his first term as Bataan Representative.
He revived the idea after observing that there was no more real estate left to host new roads or expand the mass transit system.
“The Trans Manila Bay Crossing poses no right of way issue. It will not only push growth outside of Metro Manila but will also connect three regions with close to 40 percent of the population and with gross domestic product (GDP) exceeding 50 percent of our total GDP,” said Payumo.