The NCAI-ITA Joint Task Force has beenpreparing and advocating for the inclusion of tribal transportation priorities in the next highway reauthorization legislation. The US Congress has held several legislative hearings on the upcoming transportation authorization, and NCAI has testified regularly on tribal transportation issues. There have been many political and budget changes since the last transportation authorization; however, the Joint Task Force is working on ensuring that the next highway reauthorization bill continues to build upon the progress made in SAFETEA-LU. In addition, NCAI has joined the Transportation for America Equity Caucus to ensure that tribal positions and views are reflected in the Equity Caucus. The caucus is comprised of national civil rights organizations and community development groups collaborating to make certain the next transportation billwill ensure access and create affordable transportation for all people.