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New on-demand ride service coming to the Northland

Posted at 5:52 PM, Mar 06, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-06 18:59:41-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new app-driven ride service, Iris, will launch in the Northland this month.

The ride service will operate similarly to Uber and offer “inexpensive transportation" for residents, a KCMO spokesperson told KSHB 41 in a request last Friday. Iris will drop off users within a quarter-mile of their preferred destination.

The app is called “Iris by Ride KC” and is already available for download in the Apple App Store.

The on-demand ride service divides the Northland into several different zones, which are represented by color-coded areas on the app’s map.


City officials plan to provide additional information about the new service at a press conference at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7.