Liberty City Council has approved a three-month pilot program with IRIS, the app-based rideshare service offered by the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), RideCo and zTrip.
Starting Friday, Sept. 1 Liberty will be added to the list of metro area cities using the app. Rides within Liberty city limits will be $3. Riders can ride to KCI airport from any of the covered zones for $10. Other participating cities include Kansas City, Gladstone, Riverside and North Kansas City. Prices to / from these other participating cities will vary.
The pilot program will run from Sept. 1 – Nov. 30 with rides available 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. seven days a week. The goal of the service is to expand access to cost-effective transportation options within the Kansas City region, particularly in areas underserved by other forms of public transit. It also provides paratransit services for individuals using wheelchairs and accommodations for those traveling with their bike.
The IRIS app uses “virtual stops” that will be within .25 miles (less than a 10-minute walk) of the requested pickup and drop off locations. Think of it as a blended concept of a traditional on-demand rideshare app and a fixed bus stop.
There are three ways to use this new service:
- Download the IRIS by Ride KC app on your smart phone (Google Play or Apple Store)
- Book online - https://book.iris.rideco.com
- Book by phone - 816.205.8221
You can pay with a credit or debit card at the time of booking through the IRIS app or on the website. Customers may also select the offline payment option to pay with cash when you board the vehicle. Please have exact change as drivers do not carry change.
Data will be gathered during the three-month pilot program and will be used to inform the City Council on demand, use of the service, etc. and will be used to evaluate the need for an ongoing IRIS service agreement for Liberty.
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