Uber holds talks with Transport for London boss to negotiate licence ban

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by Charlie Spargo

Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber's CEO, has met with Mike Brown, TfL Commissioner, to attempt to hash out a solution to the ride-hailing platform's ban by regulators.

Two months ago, Uber was ruled against for the second time in two years, when the transport authority stripped the app of its licence to operate private hire cars. At the time, TfL said: "TfL has identified a pattern of failures by the company including several breaches that placed passengers and their safety at risk."

One central reason was the ability for unauthorised drivers to upload their photographs to other Uber driver accounts - at least 14,000 trips were completed with this issue occuring.

Uber has appealed the decision once again, and the case will be judged in court later in 2020. An Uber spokesperson said: 

“We are appealing TfL’s decision. Safety is our top priority which is why we have robust systems and processes in place.”