The US Department of Transportation said on Thursday that it will soon begin requiring car rental companies to report to regulators how many cars they have in operation and where they are located.
In a letter to the states, which will have to follow suit, the DOT said it will start publishing that information in October.
The Department of Energy also said it would require car rental and leasing companies to disclose how many vehicles they have on the road.
The Department’s move follows a report by the Government Accountability Office, which found that more than half of all American households had a vehicle at some point in 2015, and that the majority of cars owned by Americans are still owned by people with lower levels of education.
The DOT’s move comes a year after it began requiring car-sharing services like Uber and Lyft to report information about the number of cars in operation.
Last year, the company faced backlash from politicians, including a group of Republican governors that sued the company and said they were unfairly targeting people who could not afford to pay higher fees.
Uber and Lyft were ordered to pay back $25 million in back wages to more than 800,000 people who were allegedly forced out of their jobs and kicked out of ridesharing services because of the company’s practice of requiring drivers to have college degrees.
In response, the Obama administration issued a memo in May that required companies to provide more information about drivers’ education and credentials.
The Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.