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November 28, 1999 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sure, No. 4552 looks like any other MTA bus moseying down Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks. It's when you ride a mile or so, hitting green lights all the way, that you begin to wonder if No. 4552 is charmed. But it's no magic bus. What you don't see--a hockey puck-shaped device nestled in the undercarriage--is the secret to why all the reds seem to miraculously change as it approaches. In the real world, every speed demon in L.A. would kill for a device that trips the lights green.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1999 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sure, No. 4552 looks like any other MTA bus moseying down Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks. It's when you ride a mile or so, hitting green lights all the way, that you begin to wonder if No. 4552 is charmed. But it's no magic bus. What you don't see--a hockey puck-shaped device nestled in the undercarriage--is the secret to why all the reds seem to miraculously change as it approaches. In the real world, every speed demon in L.A. would kill for a device that trips the lights green.
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