LONDON — Ride-hailing company Uber has issued a brief statement about its much-anticipated meeting with London’s transport regulator about regaining its licence to operate in the capital.
New chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi flew from Uber’s headquarters in San Francisco to London on Tuesday to meet with Mike Brown, the commissioner for Transport for London. The meeting comes around a fortnight after TfL decided not to renew Uber’s licence.
Here’s what Uber said: “Our new CEO had a constructive meeting with the Transport Commissioner this afternoon. We hope to have further discussions over the coming weeks as we are determined to make things right in London.”
The top secret meeting was held in an undisclosed location in London, and TfL representatives refused to say who else was attending.
British journalists camped out outside TfL’s headquarters in central London in the hopes of seeing Khosrowshahi, but it appears that the meeting was held elsewhere.
Transport for London issued its own statement, saying: “Today’s constructive meeting centred on what needs to happen to ensure a thriving taxi and private hire market in London where everyone operates to the same high standards. Further steps in this process will take place over the coming weeks.”
This is a developing story….