Transport for London's commissioner Mike Brown is alleged (by City AM) to have said, he is planning fresh talks with Uber's chief executive, raising hopes that a resolution over the instant hailing app's loss of its London licence can be reached before the matter heads to court.
This hasn't been confirmed by TfL
Uber launched an appeal in September, after TfL declared them "not fit and proper" to hold a London PH operators licence.
Uber has serious problems with its work force, 80 serious sexual assaults on passenger, in 24 months, 13,000 fake DBS certificates, fake medicals, an operating system that dispatches work illegally straight to the driver in car, wrong insurance, a mounting of road traffic collisions, the list goes on and on.
The initial hearing is scheduled for 11 December to set court dates for next year.
Brown is said to have said of Uber's appeal, "obviously that's what they had to do", but indicated talks will continue in the meanwhile.
Brown is also alleged to have said, "I'm hoping that in the next few weeks I'll be able to have another meeting at a senior level with their chief executive and we'll see where we go from there".
Uber's London licence expired on 30 September, but amazingly, TfL extended the licence (again) so its service could remain available to the 11th of December.
Uber's problems seem unending, as scandalous news beaks daily about the company. A change of their top executives has made little impact on their day to day problems.
To be compliant with current regulations, Uber would have to change their whole world wide operating system. But the trouble we now face is.... will TfL seek to change current legislation to accommodate Uber to continue to operate.