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One-time CTA Chair Carole Brown leaves Regional Transit Authority board

Updated: January 24, 2013 10:50PM

Carole Brown has stepped down from her position on the board of the Regional Transportation Authority.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed Sarah Pang, who worked on his mayoral transition team, as Brown’s replacement.

Brown said it was a challenge balancing her duties with the RTA and her job as a managing director with the investment bank Barclays Capital.

“I just didn’t have time for it,” said Brown, who fought for CTA funding during her tenure. Her resignation became official after the the last RTA board meeting on Jan. 16 but was announced by the RTA Thursday.

Emanuel appointed Brown to the RTA board in December of 2011. She previously served as chairwoman of the CTA for six years ending in 2009.

The RTA is responsible for financial and budget oversite of CTA, Metra and Pace, as well as regional transit planning issues.

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