London Just Broke Up With Uber

Company deemed 'not fit and proper'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 25, 2019 4:52 AM CST
London Refuses to Renew Uber's License
A cab driver waves a Union flag whilst standing on a taxi during a a protest against Transport for London and Uber.   (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)

London's transit authority says it is not renewing Uber’s license to operate in the British capital. Transport for London cited "several breaches that placed passengers and their safety at risk." The company's license expires at midnight Monday. Uber vowed to appeal the decision. The company can continue operating while it does. The transit authority said that despite addressing some issues, it "does not have confidence that similar issues will not reoccur in the future," the AP reports. As a result, Transport for London has deemed Uber "not fit and proper at this time." Uber said in a statement that the decision not to renew its London license "is extraordinary and wrong." (A previous rejection was based on a lack of corporate responsibility and a refusal to "play by the rules.")

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