New CEO of Uber to meet with London transport officials

FILE - This March 1, 2017 file photo shows the exterior of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. Uber is ceding control of its operations in Russia by agreeing to merge its ridesharing business in the country and five other ex-Soviet republics with Yandex, the Russian search-engine leader that also runs a popular taxi-booking app., statement released by Yandex on Thursday July 13, 2017 said. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

LONDON (AP) — The new CEO of Uber will meet with London transport officials, just days after they refused to renew the cab-hailing app’s license to operate.

Dara Khosrowshahi is set to meet Tuesday with Transport for London’s Commissioner Mike Brown. Uber wants to keep operating in the capital, and has appealed the decision that it is not a fit and proper operator.

London transport officials have objected to Uber’s approach to reporting serious criminal offences and its use of technology, which authorities say has helped the company to evade law enforcement officials.

Khosrowshahi has apologized for past mistakes. Uber, with some 40,000 drivers and 3.5 million customers in London, says it is challenging the decision with the understanding that things have gone wrong and must change.