The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company had challenged Transport for London’s decision in late 2019 not to renew its operating license over safety concerns involving impostor drivers.
Deputy Chief Magistrate Tan Ikram said he found Uber to be “fit and proper” and granted the company an 18-month license extension, which comes with 21 conditions including providing regular, independent reports to authorities.
The company said the decision is a “recognition of Uber’s commitment to safety” and it will “continue to work constructively” with the regulator.
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