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PSTA unveils first all-electric bus, wins grant to expand fleet

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority will have six all-electric buses in its fleet by 2020, after winning the second federal grant in two years to purchase the vehicles.

"We stand here today to announce the beginning of a new era in transportation, an era of technology , innovation and forward-thinking sustainability for our community....I am proud to announce that with the support of our community partners, PSTA will launch Tampa Bay's first-ever zero emission all-electric bus service this weekend." — Brad Miller, CEO, PSTA

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Rising political star Mitch Landrieu to visit St. Pete Oct. 11

It’s been more than one year since four Confederate monuments in the city of New Orleans were uprooted from their perches and driven away on the orders of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and a 6-1 vote by the New Orleans City Council.

Now, the former mayor is touring the country to explain that decision, and to battle the misconceptions and forgotten histories of slavery, race and institutional inequality in America. He will join the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club for its 40th anniversary celebration in St. Petersburg (open to the public) Thursday, Oct. 11.

Use the code CATALYST for $35 off non-member VIP or general admission.

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One industry sector drives the most growth in the Tampa-St. Pete metro area

The finance, insurance and real estate industry was responsible for about 70 percent of the growth in gross domestic product in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area in 2017.

The Tampa-St. Pete metro posted a 1.7 percent increase in GDP last year, according to new statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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Media

How I Built This with Guy Raz - Slack & Flickr: Stewart Butterfield [NPR]

n the early 2000s, Stewart Butterfield tried to build a weird, massively multiplayer online game, but the venture failed. Instead, he and his co-founders used the technology they had developed to create the photo-sharing site Flickr.

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The Hustle

Lisa Gilmore Design

For Lisa Gilmore, interior design is so much more than matching patterns and colors. She believes that each design should uphold the standard of “liveable glamour,” which is to capture an individual’s personality and lifestyle.

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Profile

Achieva Credit Union

Achieva Credit Union has been serving the Pinellas community for more than 80 years.

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The Shuffle

Dori Marlin
Marlin Media & Consulting

Susan Manning
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

Influencer

Frank Biafora
OPEN

Focus: SHINE

SHINE up close: Mural artist DAAS

One of the most renowned international artists is actually a Floridian – he grew up in Jacksonville and St. Pete. In fact, DAAS – that’s his legal name – received an A.A.S in Graphic Design from Pinellas Technical College. DAAS has been living in Osaka, Japan for a decade.

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Events

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ACUMEN: Search

Improving Search for the next 20 years [Google]

As Google marks our 20th anniversary, I wanted to share a first look at the next chapter of Search, and how we’re working to make information more accessible and useful for people everywhere.

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