Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport begins implementation of GateKeeper Commercial Vehicle Management Software

MINNEAPOLIS, May 6, 2016 — GateKeeper Systems, Inc., a leader in commercial vehicle management and parking access control systems for airports, today announced that the Kenton County Airport Board has implemented GateKeeper’s Commercial Vehicle Management (CVM) software at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

As part of an RFID-based ground transportation system, GateKeeper’s CVM software automates many of the manual operational and administrative processes required to provide transportation for passengers arriving and leaving an airport.

The new systems utilize GateKeeper CVM software, as well as the externally facing GateKeeper GSIVendor and GateKeeperTNC-Ops software to comprehensively address ground transportation management for commercial vehicle operations. A key benefit for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport, currently the 54th busiest airport nationwide, is GateKeeper’s single solution which addresses both commercial vehicle operations as well as the operations of Uber and Lyft which are currently serving the airport.

To date, CVG has not had a complete Ground Transportation Management or Commercial Vehicle Management (CVM) system. With the growth in originating passengers, CVG has determined that landside elements such as parking, curb front and access roadways will require additional capacity.

“We are pleased to be a part of this major system implementation project in support of CVG’s 2035 Master Plan. Introducing a comprehensive technology based system will result in significant administrative and operational efficiencies for the airport staff and for the employees using the system,” said Lynn Richardson, President of GateKeeper Systems.

Reno-Tahoe International Airport Enhances Its Ground Transportation Management with GateKeeper Systems’ TNC-Ops Software

MINNEAPOLIS, January 20, 2016GateKeeper Systems, Inc., a leader in commercial vehicle management and parking access control systems for airports, today announced that Reno-Tahoe International Airport has deployed its TNC-Ops software, representing the second live airport system for GateKeeper’s newest product.

With Uber cleared to operate at Reno-Tahoe as of last Wednesday, GateKeeperTNC-Ops is receiving real-time data from Uber’s system when its vehicles are reported on the airport roadway. It then processes the information to provide the airport visibility into arrival and departure of Uber vehicles, passenger drop off and pick up events and the generation of associated trip charges.

This integration helps Reno meet oversight responsibilities and provides them with the opportunity to:

  • Create TNC support data for airport invoice systems;
  • Enhance enforcement with mobile curbside applications; and
  • Audit vehicle trip data with Trip Charge reports.

The technology benefits not only airports but TNCs and travelers as well. Now all companies that want to serve Reno can meet the airport permit data requirements. Plus, travelers now have another option for airport transportation services, both in and out of the airport.

“We are pleased to be able to respond to this new Ground Transportation alternative in a way that integrates TNC-Ops into existing airport systems and operations,” said Lynn Richardson, CEO of GateKeeper.

Gatekeeper Systems’ TNC Management Software Adds Uber to List of Supported TNCs

MINNEAPOLIS, December 8, 2015 – The emergence of transportation network companies, also known as TNCs or rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft, has changed the landscape of on-demand transportation. However, airport trip data requirements for commercial ground transportation have prevented TNCs from legally operating at many airports.

GateKeeper Systems, a pioneer in ground transportation management software, today announced Uber began offering service at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport using GateKeeperTNC-Ops™.  This agreement follows GateKeeper’s first TNC-integrated live data feed deployment with Lyft on October 26.

A long-time customer of GateKeeper, McCarran has been using the company’s commercial vehicle management system (CVMS) for more than 10 years. However the new GateKeeperTNC-Ops™ software can be implemented independent of any existing ground transportation system.

While some airports have “honor”-type agreements in place with TNCs, the TNC-Ops software represents a real-time TNC management product which tracks and records drop-off and pick-up activity of Lyft and Uber at airports. The integration with these two major TNCs helps McCarran meet oversight responsibilities and provides them with the opportunity to:

  • Create TNC support data for airport invoice systems;
  • Enhance enforcement with mobile curbside applications; and
  • Audit vehicle trip data with Trip Charge reports.

The technology benefits not only airports but TNCs and travelers as well. Now all companies that want to serve McCarran can meet the airport permit data requirements. Plus, travelers now have another option for airport transportation services, both in and out of the airport.

“Airports can offer their travelers the broadest possible choice of transportation options now that two largest TNCs can provide real-time data to the airports,” said Lynn Richardson, CEO of GateKeeper. “We look forward to having more TNCs use our software to meet airport requirements.”

Former MAC executive guides airport-software enterprise

Lynn Richardson, who served 20 years until 1997 as director of finance and deputy director of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, has had a nice follow-up career as a ground-transportation software executive.

Richardson, 69, CEO of GateKeeper Systems, runs a 25-employee, ground-transportation management software firm that will post about $5 million in revenue this year and just inked Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport for its latest product. The airport has used GateKeeper’s commercial vehicle management system for a decade.

The new version is the first, due partly to traditional airport regulations, that provides a comprehensive traffic network system, including rideshare companies such as Lyft and Uber.

“We’ve done about 32 [airport] systems since our inception,” Richardson said. “They cost $200,000 to $4 million for each system, including the infrastructure [connections]. We offer an ability to sequence vehicles, open gates, close gates … and keep vehicles away from where they should be. We automate the compliance process. Most airports charge a fee per trip to each cab or limo so the system pays for itself or generates revenue. And our systems pay for themselves in 18-24 months in most cases.”

Richardson, who had a business background before the MAC, sees himself as the “surrogate customer” for airports, not the software developer.

“We make it so airports can better use manpower,” he said. “It’s business-improvement software.”

Richardson’s customers include airports at Denver, San Diego, Philadelphia and Seattle. Sales are growing 13 percent annually since 2012.

As seen in the Minneapolis Star Tribune: By Neal St. Anthony – Dec. 5 2015

GateKeeper Systems Announces First Live TNC Management System is Operational and Available to All Airports

MINNEAPOLIS, November 2, 2015 – The emergence of transportation network companies, also known as TNCs or rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber, has changed the landscape of on-demand transportation. However, airport regulations for commercial ground transportation have prevented TNCs from legally operating at many airports.

GateKeeper Systems, a pioneer in ground transportation management software, today announced it has deployed a TNC-integrated live data feed for Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport. This represents the first TNC management product available for immediate implementation at all airports. A long-time customer of GateKeeper, McCarran has been using the company’s commercial vehicle management system (CVMS) for more than 10 years. However the new GateKeeperTNC-Ops™ software can be implemented independent of any existing ground transportation system.

On Monday of this week, Lyft began offering service at McCarran using GateKeeperTNC-Ops™. Other TNCs are also actively working with GateKeeper as part of their preparations to offer service at the airport.

GateKeeperTNC-Ops receives real-time data from Lyft’s system when its vehicles are reported on the airport roadway. It then processes the information to provide the airport visibility into arrival and departure of Lyft vehicles, passenger drop off and pick up events and the generation of associated trip charges. This integration helps McCarran meet oversight responsibilities and provides them with the opportunity to:

  • Create TNC support data for airport invoice systems;
  • Enhance enforcement with mobile curbside applications; and
  • Audit vehicle trip data with Trip Charge reports.

The technology benefits not only airports but TNCs and travelers as well. Now all companies that want to serve McCarran can meet the airport permit data requirements. Plus, travelers now have another option for airport transportation services, both in and out of the airport.

“We view it as our job to anticipate the ground transportation needs of airports,” said Lynn Richardson, CEO of GateKeeper. “With the arrival of TNCs a few years ago, we saw the emerging data problem and started to work on solving it a year and half ago. We’ll be ready to roll it out in earnest to other airports, regardless of their GTM system, by mid-November.”

Portland International Airport begins implementation of GateKeeper Commercial Vehicle Management Software

MINNEAPOLIS, July 1, 2014GateKeeper Systems, Inc., a leader in commercial vehicle management and parking access control software for airports, today announced that the Port of Portland Airport will implement GateKeeper’s Commercial Vehicle Management (CVM) software at Portland International Airport.

As part of an RFID-based ground transportation system, GateKeeper’s CVM software automates many of the manual operational and administrative processes required to provide transportation for passengers arriving and leaving an airport.

The new systems utilize GateKeeper CVM software, as well as the externally facing GateKeeper GSIVendor software, and address ground transportation management for commercial vehicle operations and employee parking management for parking operations. A key benefit for Port of Portland, currently the 30th busiest airport nationwide, is GateKeeper’s replacement of multiple legacy systems with a single solution which addresses all of the Port’s operational needs.

“We are pleased to be a part of this major system implementation project. Introducing a comprehensive technology based system will result in significant administrative and operational efficiencies for the airport staff and for the employees using the system,” said Lynn Richardson, President of GateKeeper Systems.

GateKeeper Systems teamed with RFID tag and reader manufacturer TransCore to submit a proposal for a turn-key system, which was selected over other proposals in a competitive process. The two systems, which will include 50 lanes of RFID equipment, are scheduled to be completed by October 2015.

Miami International Airport begins operational use of GateKeeper Commercial Vehicle Management Software

MINNEAPOLIS, June 1, 2014GateKeeper Systems, Inc., a leader in commercial vehicle management and parking access control systems for airports, today announced that Miami International Airport has started use of GateKeeper’s Commercial Vehicle Management (CVM) software.

As part of an RFID-based ground transportation system, GateKeeper’s CVM software automates many of the manual operational and administrative processes required to provide transportation for passengers arriving and leaving an airport.

The new system includes the GateKeeper CVM software as well as the externally facing GateKeeper GSIVendor software for commercial operators. A critical element of the project for Miami International, currently the 11th busiest airport nationwide, is GateKeeper’s replacement of the airport’s existing aging and unsupported legacy software while the ground transportation system is in revenue service.

“We are happy to be able to provide MIA with a simple, low risk “migration path” to implement our industry leading CVM software without any loss of revenue” said Lynn Richardson, President of GateKeeper Systems.

GateKeeper Systems teamed with RFID tag and reader manufacturer TransCore to provide a complete, turn-key upgrade of the MIA ground transportation management system hardware and software.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport begins implementation of GateKeeper Commercial Vehicle Management Software

MINNEAPOLIS, May 5, 2014GateKeeper Systems, Inc., a leader in commercial vehicle management and parking access control systems for airports, today announced that Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will implement GateKeeper’s Commercial Vehicle Management (CVM) software.

As part of an RFID-based ground transportation system, GateKeeper’s CVM software automates many of the manual operational and administrative processes required to provide transportation for passengers arriving and leaving an airport. In conjunction with GateKeeper’s CVM software, Fort Lauderdale, among the 20 busiest airports nationwide, will also utilize the company’s GSIVendor software to reduce the airport’s administrative burden.

GSIVendor is a powerful tool which enables Ground Transportation Operators to complete an airport permit application, update their account information and access activity/trip charge data. This capability shifts some administrative tasks to the Ground Transportation Operators while approval of the Operators’ updates remains in the control of airport staff.

“This project implements a significant amount of technology that we have successfully implemented at over 30 airports. Use of the system results in substantial efficiencies for Airport staff will provide better service and reduced costs,” said Lynn Richardson, President of GateKeeper Systems.

GateKeeper Systems teamed with RFID tag and reader manufacturer TransCore to submit a proposal for a turn-key system, which was selected over other proposals in a competitive process. The installation, which will include 29 lanes of RFID equipment, is scheduled to be completed by late September 2014.

Port of Miami completes successful upgrade to the latest version of GateKeeper Systems’ Commercial Vehicle Management Software

UPGRADE ACCOMPLISHED IN CONJUNCTION WITH PORT OF MIAMI TUNNEL PROJECT

MINNEAPOLIS, May 1, 2014GateKeeper Systems, Inc., a leader in commercial vehicle management and parking access control systems today announced that Port of Miami has completed a successful upgrade of its GateKeeper Commercial Vehicle Management (CVM) Software in conjunction with the Port of Miami Tunnel Project (“POMT”).

GateKeeper’s CVM software is part of an existing RFID-based system that automates many of the manual operational and administrative processes required to manage the large numbers of commercial vehicles that visit the Port each day.

As the busiest cruise port in the world with more than 4.8 million cruise passengers annually, the Port of Miami now provides visitors with direct access between the seaport and highways I-395 and I-95 via the tunnel. The CVM upgrade supports the tunnel project with new software functionality, additional RFID readers, and a virtual server deployment.

“We are pleased to be a part of the massive new transportation improvement at Port of Miami that will improve the efficiency of the administrative responsibilities of Port staff,” said Lynn Richardson, President of GateKeeper Systems.

GateKeeper Systems teamed with RFID tag and reader manufacturer TransCore to provide a complete, turn-key upgrade of the POM ground transportation management system hardware and software.

Mineta San Jose Airport begins implementation of GateKeeper Commercial Vehicle Management Software

MINNEAPOLIS, April 1, 2014GateKeeper Systems, Inc., a leader in commercial vehicle management and parking access control systems for airports, today announced that Mineta San Jose Airport will implement GateKeeper’s Commercial Vehicle Management (CVM) software.

The project involves replacement of existing third-party commercial vehicle management software to support changes in local regulations addressing fee collection/revenue and will be used to manage commercial vehicle operations as well as parking access for airport vehicles.

As part of an RFID-based ground transportation system, GateKeeper’s CVM software automates many of the manual operational and administrative processes required to provide transportation for passengers arriving and leaving an airport.

“We are pleased to note that the SJC system is our 5th airport installation in California. It will provide administrative and operation al efficiencies that will save both administrative and operational costs for the airport,” said Lynn Richardson, President of GateKeeper Systems.

The GateKeeper CVM software utilizes 41 lanes of RFID tags and Reader equipment that was provided by TransCore LLC, San Jose’s current supplier of RFID infrastructure. The software installation is scheduled to be completed by May 2015.