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Kansas City Subsidizing Taxi Rides to Northland Bus Stops

How would you like an all taxpayer funded ride with Guido? Iris, a new micro transit service, is set to launch in Kansas City's Northland area on June 15. The service aims to address the dissatisfaction among Northland residents regarding limited public transit options. That's right folks, the city is subsidizing taxi rides to the bus stop rather than creating new bus lines. Iris is a collaboration between the Kansas City government, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, and zTrip, a local taxi service. Similar to Uber or Lyft, Iris allows users to request rides through a smartphone app, then take that ride to the nearest bus stop. The service divides the Northland into six zones, and users can travel within these zones for a fee. Iris is intended to enhance public transportation and connect people to existing bus services in the Northland. If these taxi rides are covered under the free bus fare, No word on how much this is will be costing the city

Oh, but here's the real kicker, folks! Brace yourselves for the genius solution brought to you by the bright minds at the Kansas City government. Instead of going through the hassle of creating new bus lines, they've decided to go all out and subsidize taxi rides to the bus stop. Yes, you heard that right. Taxi rides. Because who needs efficient, direct bus routes when you can enjoy the thrill of hailing a cab to get to your nearest bus stop? Commuting has never been more convoluted and exhilarating!

Let's not forget the brilliant collaboration behind Iris. It's like a fairytale brought to life! The Kansas City government, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, and zTrip, our local taxi service hero, have joined forces to make all your transportation dreams come true. Move over, Uber and Lyft, because Iris is here to steal your thunder.

With the convenience of a smartphone app, Iris grants you the power to request rides like a tech-savvy magician. And guess where these rides will take you? That's right, the nearest bus stop! Because why bother going straight to your destination when you can enjoy the scenic route? 

But fear not, dear citizens, for Iris has a grand purpose. It aims to enhance public transportation and connect people to the already existing bus services in the Northland. Because clearly, the best way to improve public transit is to introduce a convoluted middleman. Genius!

Now, let's all ponder the burning question on everyone's mind: Will these mind-bogglingly brilliant taxi rides be covered under the "free" bus? Ah, the suspense! We may never know how much this marvel of modern transportation will be costing the city. But hey, who cares about the price tag when you can experience the thrill of hailing a cab just to catch a bus? It's the small inconveniences that make life worth living, my friends.