California is not on track to meet the emission reductions expected under the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008 that required the state’s 18 metropolitan planning organizations to incorporate “Sustainable Communities Strategies” in their regional transportation plans to cut emissions from driving, according to a report from the California Air Resources Board. The report found that emissions from statewide passenger vehicle travel per capita has been rising. While the energy sector has helped the state achieve its 2020 climate goal ahead of schedule, the report underscored that the transportation sector’s contribution will be vital to meet future targets. Despite progress in fuel efficiency and low-carbon fuels, the report calls for “significant changes to how communities and transportation systems are planned, funded, and built” to achieve mandates for 2030 and beyond. The agency identifies key challenges and opportunities, and recommends convening an interagency body to implement a “State Mobility Action Plan for Healthy Communities,” that should identify near- and long-term actions to address them.