UPDATE: An MBTA spokesman reports: "The motorist said he was following directions from his GPS device."
Everything's bigger in Texas, including, no doubt, the story about how this minivan with Texas plates wound up on the tracks at Waban tonight, forcing riders, such as Ian Lamont, who took this picture, to sit and stew.
The T provided this photo of workers pushing the vehicle off the tracks:
After examining Ter'rese Edmonds' cell phone for usage leading up to the May 28 crash on the Green D Line, the Middlesex District Attorney declared today that there was no evidence to suggest she was distracted by her cell phone in any way. No e-mail, text messaging, phone calls, or internet use was going on in the minutes prior to the crash. What exactly caused her to miss the signal and go 30 mph too fast that day into the rear of another train leaving a stop signal is still unknown.
If it's at Waban the day Green Line service resumes, at least three, Lorianne DiSabato reports:
... I appreciate news crews' apparent solicitude in following up on this important story ... but why exactly is it necessary to have three different networks shooting live footage of an otherwise empty MTBA stop? ...