Juno Ride-Hailing Service Ends in New York City

Bill Hampton

Juno—the ride-hailing startup that touted itself as more driver-friendly than Uber—shut down public service in New York City today.

The company also is inviting its corporate customers to use rival service Lyft Inc. instead through a new partnership between the two companies beginning in 2020.

Juno attributes the move to New York’s “misguided” regulations aimed at reducing traffic congestion. The company also says it had separately decided to focus on corporate services. Juno also operates in Israel, Russia and the U.K.

Reports in mid-2018, only 14 months after the U.S. service began, suggested that Gett might sell off the U.S. business after a $500 million funding round earlier in the year raised only $80 million.