if you are tired of the traffic in taipei, you must be excited that the mass rapid transit is almost finished. it shows the train, in another form, has come back to us and may play an important part of everyday life again. for a long time, trains were the fastest and easiest way to move people may still remember how hard they tried to get on a train with lots of other people to go to school or to work.
later on, cars became more popular because it was easier and more convenient to go from place to place by car. many people, however, have returned to the railway in the past few years. there are several reasons for this. first, it is more comfortable to travel by car. second, railroads are safer than highways. third, trains are faster than cars because highways often have heavy traffic.