At the Mayors Question Time debate this morning, London Mayor Sadiq Khan face a barrage of sarcastic criticism from GLA member Andrew Boff, over TfL's decision not to renew Uber's operating licence in London. The Mayor went on to say, the city's transport regulator -Transport for London- will defend its decision in court not to renew Uber's license to operate in the British capital.
This comes despite the apology made to TfL by the Uber CEO, when he came to London. Dara Khosrowshahi, who succeeded Uber founder Travis Kalanick as CEO a month ago, wrote in an open letter: “While Uber has revolutionised the way people move in cities around the world, it’s equally true that we’ve got things wrong along the way. On behalf of everyone at Uber globally, I apologise for the mistakes we’ve made.
London mayor Sadiq Khan says he welcomed the apology by CEO of ride-hailing app, but added, Uber deserved to lose its licence – Londoners' safety must come first.
Uber has until Friday to submit its appeal and can continue to operate until the appeal process has been exhausted, which could take several months. "The courts now will consider the appeal from Uber and of course TfL (Transport for London) will defend the decision they made," Khan said during a monthly question time session.
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