Daniel Bliley, left, director of marketing, and Emily Wilson, marketing specialist, at the offices of Passport on Thursday, October 29, 2015. The Charlotte company specializes in developing software to manage mobile payments for parking and transit in cities. They are one of the few companies in Charlotte that has received venture capital funding.
Daniel Bliley, left, director of marketing, and Emily Wilson, marketing specialist, at the offices of Passport on Thursday, October 29, 2015. The Charlotte company specializes in developing software to manage mobile payments for parking and transit in cities. They are one of the few companies in Charlotte that has received venture capital funding. David T. Foster III dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
Daniel Bliley, left, director of marketing, and Emily Wilson, marketing specialist, at the offices of Passport on Thursday, October 29, 2015. The Charlotte company specializes in developing software to manage mobile payments for parking and transit in cities. They are one of the few companies in Charlotte that has received venture capital funding. David T. Foster III dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

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