TfL confirm meeting between Uber CEO and London's Transport Commissioner amidst licence appeal 

A spokesperson for the capital's transport licensing authority, Transport for London (TfL), has confirmed that Transport Commissioner Mike Brown has met with Uber's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi amidst the ride-sharing app's licensing appeal.

A Transport for London representative told TaxiPoint: “The CEO of Uber met with the TfL Commissioner while he was in Europe for a number of meetings.”

Uber submitted an appeal in December 2019 against the decision to ban the ride-sharing firm from the capital by Transport for London following a number of safety concerns.

On 25 November 2019, TfL said that whilst they recognised that Uber has made a number of positive changes and improvements, they had identified a ‘pattern of failures by the company including several breaches that placed passengers and their safety at risk’.

TfL added that they did not have confidence that similar issues will not reoccur in the future, which has led it to conclude that the company is not fit and proper at this time.

Further details of Uber's current appeal are yet to be released, although it was confirmed that this is likely to take place at some point during the appeals process.

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