Uber in London

This item appears on page 4 of the January 2020 issue.

Transport for London (TfL), the board in charge of regulating taxis and ride-sharing services in the English capital, decided on Nov. 25 to not renew ride-share company Uber’s license to operate, citing “repeated safety failures.” These failures included the company’s allowing drivers to continue to drive for the company even after their licenses had been suspended or revoked.
Uber is appealing the decision and will continue to operate during the appeal, but, should it lose, Uber drivers will no longer be available in London. The date for that decision was not known at press time. Other ride-sharing services, such as Lyft, are still licensed to operate in London.