You might not have seen the name Carla Carrington, but you’re probably familiar with her.
A former New York City council member, Carrington is one of the most prominent and influential figures in the auto industry, with her own business, Carlania, and an influential advocacy group called the Caravan Project, which has been fighting against the auto manufacturers’ new regulations that aim to stop car rentals from being sold in cities with low-income residents.
Carrington has been campaigning for years against the regulations, which are designed to give the car rental industry more market power.
Her campaign against the new rules, which she believes will make the rental industry less competitive with online services, is not new, as she has been vocal about her opposition since at least 2016.
In January 2017, she wrote an open letter to President Donald Trump, asking him to sign a letter calling on the administration to reverse its decision on the regulations.
Carrington’s letter went viral on social media, and the company that owns the rental service that she works for, CarlaCarrington, reached out to her to see if they could get her to speak to their customers, but Carrington said she had not received a response.
“I was not able to get a response,” Carrington told me.
She says the company had her contact information, but the company did not respond to a request for comment.
It turns out, she is one the very few Carlaniacs who do have a voice on the issue.
This story was made possible thanks to support from The Auto Nation.