Taoyuan has witnessed rapid development in industry and commerce in recent years, with great changes in population, industry and urban space. High speed rail’s specific area and the aerotropolis have great potential for development, which along with Taoyuan and Zhongli, will constitute three metropolitan cores and possess the optimal conditions and opportunities for developing into a metropolitan area. As a result, the solution to the overall transport problem becomes more urgent, and it is necessary to address the future transportation demand as early as possible so as to improve the efficiency and utilization of public transport.
Through the planning and construction of the MRT system transport network coupled with urban and rural industrial development strategies, the planning of the rational and efficient use of urban and non-urban land, as well as the construction of a wireless broadband environment, Taoyuan is to gradually develop into a convenient, comfortable, sustainable, and prosperous metropolis with a wide range of international competitiveness, such as in science and technology, humanity, sports and leisure, and tourism and recreation.
The MRT system is part of the construction of the mass transit network and is based on the Taoyuan metropolitan area. It can combine with the local development characteristics and the actual needs for carrying out urban renewal and activation along the region, expediting the overall development of the land around the stations, effectively enhancing the value of land use, and fulfilling the whole urban development and municipal vision of the transit oriented development (TOD), which is exactly the driving force behind the construction of the Taoyuan metropolitan area’s rapid transit system.