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Uber tops 500 000 signatures on petition to halt London ban

27 September 2017, 12:33 | Vickie Mathis

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Uber's new boss Dara Khosrowshahi apologised to Londoners for the taxi app's mistakes and pledged to make changes as the Silicon Valley firm tries to overturn a decision to strip it of its licence in one of its major markets. He added that even though there is a legal process going on, he has asked Transport for London to make themselves available to meet with him.

Dara Khosrowshahi issued a letter to London's Evening Standard newspaper acknowledging that the company "has got things wrong along the way" as it expanded.

But it is also true that sometimes we have done things upside down, "said Mr. Khosrowshahi, concluding:" I am committed to working with London to put things in place and allow the inhabitants of this great city to get around safely.

Uber's new CEO has apologized for the mistakes they have made in London.

Head of cities for Uber in the UK, Fred Jones, said the company were not entirely clear what TfL's 'concerns might be'.

It worked in Chicago as recently as previous year, where Alderman Anthony Beale, who fought unsuccessfully to more tightly regulate Uber, said the company used Uber riders and political connections to win - at least so far - a fight over fingerprint background checks of drivers.

City Council (NCC) has confirmed it has no plans revoke the licence of taxi operator Uber, after Transport for London (TfL) cut its relationship with the firm this week.

"TfL isn't anti-private hire vehicle operators", Khan said September 22, according to the radio show called Leading Britain's Conversation.


"This ban shows the world that London is far from being open and is closed to innovative companies, who bring choice to consumers and work opportunities to those who need them", the petition says.

While Khosrowshahi has adopted a more contrite tone than his predecessor, Uber hasn't abandoned the grassroots lobbying tactics that has helped Uber win favorable treatment from regulators around the world.

Uber is casting around for a heavyweight British business figure to chair its United Kingdom operations as it fights a rearguard action to prevent the loss of its London operating licence.

Uber has struggled with a series of scandals this year, ranging from accusations of sexism to suggestions that it used software to hide information from regulators.

It has 21 days to appeal and can continue to operate while any appeals are ongoing.

Thus, when the current license expires on September 30, Uber's operations will be shut down completely. The apology comes after Transport for London decided not to renew its license to operate.

Uber, which has 40,000 drivers in the capital and millions of users, took to Twitter to promote its Change.org petition to reverse the ban, which has garnered 737,000 signatures at the time of writing, and defended its business in a series of tweets.



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