The demo area involves Germany and Czech Republic and in particular the cities of Berlin and Brno. Berlin has a population of some 3.4 million inhabitants and covers an area of almost 900 km². Berlin possesses an outstanding local public transportation network. The network of regional trains, S-Bahn (city train), U-Bahn (subway), trams and buses has a total length of around 1,900km. VBB Berlin-Brandenburg is the public transport authority for the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg and covers an area with nearly 6 million inhabitants. VBB is involved in Shift2MaaS as a subcontractor of Rhein Main Service (RMS).
Brno is the second largest city of the Czech Republic with a population of nearly 400,000 and an area of 230.19 km². The city can build on advanced public transport infrastructure to further develop its sustainable mobility culture and reverse a decreasing trend of fewer public transport users. Brno has a very well developed public transport system. The tram and trolleybus, an electric bus that draws electricity from overhead wires, are its low-polluting backbone. Brno has the largest trolleybus network in Europe consisting of 140 vehicles that cover routes of 94 kilometres and transport 45 million passengers a year.
Within Shift2Maas, a scenario will be proposed that explores a door-to-door European corridor between Czech Republic (Brno) and Germany (Berlin), extendable to Austria.