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NEWORLEANS - The chair of the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority, Barbara Major, stepped down on Tuesday and said she 'just needs a break.''

Major was chair for about three years.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu appointee Sal Longoria was elected by the board as the new chairman.

Longoria is a New Orleans attorney who represents mostly Cuban-American concerns. He has been on the RTAboard since 2010.

Major will remain on the board of commissioners.

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