The Orange County Transportation Authority Board Monday unanimously selected Jeff Lalloway as the new board chairman.

Lalloway, who is also an Irvine councilman, said he wants to maintain OCTA as the “gold standard” agency in all forms of transit, from buses to bikes and rail. He also wants the agency to stay focused on keeping the promises of Measure M2, the countywide half-cent sales tax that funds transportation projects, to the voters.

He said it’s his job to make sure “OCTA steers a clear path to following through on all those promises” and to be certain “that every dollar is accountable.”

Lalloway replaces former board Chairman Shawn Nelson, a county supervisor who will also remain a member of the OCTA Board of Directors.

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