The Trolley Driving Texter? A FTM

The man who officials are blaming for Friday’s crash of a Boston trolley while texting his girlfriend on his cell phone is one of our own. ABC News: “Aiden Quinn, 24, received the three speeding tickets in his private vehicle, two in New Hampshire in April 2007, and one in Massachusetts in 2002, sources told ABC News. Quinn, who was hired as a minority because of his transgendered ‘female-to-male’ status, was born Georgia Quinn and boasts on an Internet networking site that he was one of the first transgender hires by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, sources said. The trolley driver lists his sexual orientation as ‘FTM’ and was hired as a minority using his transgender status, two sources told ABC News. ‘[Quinn] was initially hired as a minority and used her transgender status,” an MBTA source said today. MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo told ABC News today that there was ‘nothing unusual about Quinn’s hire, and that he was picked out of a lottery that he entered in 2004.” Joe My God points out this isn’t the first time a transgender person allegedly caused a transit accident.