< PrevNext > Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London & chairman of Transport for London Uber Roadblock By JoAnn DeLuna / December 14, 2017 / Contact Reporter Share Uber has prompted panic on the streets of London on numerous occasions, both for drivers and for passengers, but in September the chairman of Transport for London, Mayor Sadiq Khan, flipped the script on Uber by declining to renew its operating license in the city. While the on-demand ride-hailing app has faced legal woes and thus been made to consider modifying its business model, Khan's decision could end Uber's London operations altogether and ripple to other markets. It also may affect Uber's plan to secure a multibillion-dollar investment from Japanese bank SoftBank.TfL, which is responsible for the city's transportation system, determined that Uber was not "fit and proper to hold a private hire operator license" owing to its lack of corporate responsibility and to concerns regarding public safety and security, according to a TfL statement. These included how Uber reports serious criminal offenses, obtains drivers' medical records and screens drivers, as well as its use of software that may have blocked regulators' investigations.In an effort to ameliorate Uber's relationship with TfL, new Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi met with TfL commissioner Mike Brown. Khosrowshahi also issued an apology for Uber's practices under ousted CEO Travis Kalanick and promised change. He continued on his apology tour to other countries. While Uber appeals the decision, which Khan said could take years, it can continue to operate in London.