Last September London’s transport regulator, Transport for London (TfL), refused to renew transport giant Uber’s license to operate in the capital in a shock decision.
The reasoning centered around the vetting of Uber drivers and concerns over public safety.
Since then Uber has been on a goodwill tour with new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi publicly apologizing for the company’s missteps, making sweeping to Uber’s operations in London like proactively reporting serious incidents to the police, and personally meeting with TfL in February to discuss the situation.
Meanwhile, Uber was allowed to continue operating in London during its appeal of the licence decision.
Today that appeal process entered its final stages at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, following a series of hearings over the coming days Judge Emma Arbuthnot will decide whether to overturn the license decision.
Uber’s lawyer Thomas de la Mare this morning claimed Uber had undergone a “wholesale change in the way that we conduct our business”.
Uber also sent a letter to TfL this morning claiming that 1,148 London-licensed Uber drivers had been accused of “category A” offenses like as…