To increase the quality and coverage ratio of public transportation in Kaohsiung, while decreasing overall traffic congestion throughout.
To integrate different modes of public transportation, thereby minimizing transfer times between modes.
To increase land use by promoting industrial development in the urban area.
To minimize noise and air pollution in operational areas.
To enable the City of Kaohsiung to continue development as a thriving metropolis, as the new LRT system will become the city's moving land mark, that represent the globalization and modernization image.
To restructure Kaohsiung's main traffic model, by implementing joint operation between loop line LRT, Red-Orange line of MRT, and the next coming MRT-type TRA.