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Uber Gets No Love From London Mayor’s Pledge to Cab Industry

  • City’s journey planner app to add taxi booking information
  • More bus lanes opening to black cabs but not Uber cars
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Four months into his new job as mayor of London, Sadiq Khan is pledging new measures to protect the city’s taxi drivers. Just as long as they’re driving one of the city’s traditional black cabs and not an Uber.

The mayor’s office said Tuesday that the city’s transport authority will incorporate taxi booking information into its Transport for London journey planner mobile app by “summer 2017.” It will allow tourists and locals seeking a travel itinerary to be shown routes and times available using the capital’s traditional cab services in addition to other forms of public transport.