Nowadays, Romania finds itself at a crossroads on its road path to a better economy and many people wonder the improvement of which part of the transportation system would help with the problem. The question that is often asked during the discussions is Should the country whether the country should focus on building highways or railroads.
On one hand, highways have certain advantages. Firstly, traveling with a personal vehicle is highly convenient. By being in control of the car and not depending on external factors, one can get to and from a particular destination directly, without having to switch rides[comparam cu trenul acum? no switching rides there, unles you explain transfer to inner-city transport]. Additionally, there is more freedom regarding the schedule and how much luggage can be brought along and the road is often a shortcut[!?!?nono way] . Moreover, transporting goods using highways is easier, given the increased mobility the wheels provide.
On the other hand, there are several benefits to high-speed railways. There is considerably less stress associated with this type of transportation and there are fewer risks of accidents, seeing how the railway cars carry a large number of people at once and follow one specific track there are fewer chances for human errors to occur. The trips although slightly longer, give the passengers time to spend doing other activities, such as reading, playing or chatting. Furthermore, the train is the most environmentally friendly way to travel long distances.
All in all, highways and railroads both have their perks. The former is said to be superior in terms of convenience and freedom, whereas the latter is better when it comes to safety, relaxation and minimal pollution. In Romania's case, the key to progress appears to be highways, as a method to connect the country with the rest of Europe, even though the infrastructure doesn't exactly support the plan at the moment.

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