Uber Regains Taxi License in London Following Appeal

By Paul Riegler on 26 June 2018
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DSC_0018 (1)Ride-hailing service Uber won its appeal on Tuesday to continue operating in London.

A judge for the Westminster Magistrates’ Court gave the green light for the company to receive a probationary license that requires a review after 15 months. A standard taxi license is for five years.

In September 2017, the London transportation authority, Transport for London, declined to renew Uber’s license due to governance issues.

“We will continue to work with TfL to address their concerns and earn their trust, while providing the best possible service for our customers,” said Tom Elvidge, Uber’s general manager in the United Kingdom, in a statement.

Under the terms of the probationary license, Uber must provide Transport for London with an independent audit of its operations every six months and it must also report any criminal activity by drivers, keep tired drivers off the road, or any changes to the way it handles the passenger and driver data.

In addition to receiving the probationary license, Uber was ordered to pay Transport for London’s court costs.

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