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Uber CEO Holds 'Constructive' Talks with London Officials 

London transport officials have objected to Uber's approach to reporting serious criminal offences and its use of technology
By The News · 03 of October 2017 12:45:29
An exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco, An exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco., photo: AP/Eric Risberg

LONDON – The new CEO of Uber met with London transport officials on Tuesday, just days after they refused to renew the cab-hailing app’s license to operate.

Dara Khosrowshahi met with Transport for London’s Commissioner Mike Brown. Uber wants to keep operating in the capital, and has appealed the decision that it is not a fit and proper operator.

In a statement issued Tuesday, Uber said its CEO had “a constructive meeting” with London’s transport commissioner and that it hoped to have further discussions over the coming weeks.


London transport officials have objected to Uber’s approach to reporting serious criminal offences and its use of technology, which authorities say has helped the company to evade law enforcement officials.

Khosrowshahi has apologized for past mistakes. Uber, with some 40,000 drivers and 3.5 million customers in London, says it is challenging the decision with the understanding that things have gone wrong and must change.