IRIS begins March 15

Date:March 14, 2023
Effective:Mar 15, 2023

IRIS is an app-driven premium service using an on-demand dynamic routing model. IRIS picks up and drops off riders in locations within one quarter mile of their request. The service will get residents within a quarter mile of their destination for a minimal fee within a defined zone. Each service zone has designated transit transfer hub. 

IRIS is a new app-based, on-demand service provided by Kansas City, Mo., in partnership with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, zTrip, and RideCo. It will begin March 15, 2023.

Download the map and schedule as a PDF.

Hours of Service: 4 a.m. - 11 p.m., 7 days a week


  • $3 per person per trip within a zone
  • Free fare when connecting to the zone’s designated IRIS transfer point. See map for locations.
  • $4 per person when traveling between Northland Zones
  • Introductory $5 per person when traveling to entertainment districts, such as downtown or Zona Rosa
  • Introductory $10 to/from KCI airport from/to any Northland Zone. This great bargain applies to multiple people in the same trip booking going to the airport. Just $10 per trip booking. A trip may have 1 or more passengers traveling together.

Pay in the IRIS app or on the booking website, payments are made at the time of booking with a credit or debit card. Customers may also select the offline payment option (cash or credit card) at the time of booking. When you board the vehicle, you will pay in cash or using credit card to the driver. Please have exact change. Driver does not carry change.

In time, the service will be available throughout city limits. The goal is for the service to be rolled out city-wide by the end of the summer.

Download the map and schedule as a PDF.

Download the app: Google Play for Android - Apple Store


Google play app link    App store link

Web trip booking:
Book by phone: 816-205-8221 


Service Area Zones 

IRIS service area. Click for a larger view.

IRIS vehicle with purple design

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