Austin–Bergstrom International Airport recently added GateKeeper Systems’ CVMS & TNC-Ops™ Software for Managing Ground Transportation

MINNEAPOLIS, February 5, 2018 GateKeeper Systems, Inc., a leader in commercial vehicle management and parking access control systems for airports, today announced that Austin-Bergstrom Airport, Austin, Texas, recently added GateKeeper Systems’ CVMS & TNC-Ops™ software for managing ground transportation at their airport. The full system includes:

  1. GateKeeper CVMS software for managing ground transportation including taxis limos and shuttles.  The implementation included GateKeeper’s Dispatch Module, Accounting Interface, Web Portal/Vendor Website and more.
  2. TNC-Ops Module for managing and monitoring TNCs on the Airport.

Oakland International Airport Recently Added GateKeeper Systems’ CVMS and TNC-Ops™ Software For Managing Ground Transportation

MINNEAPOLIS, November 1, 2017 — GateKeeper Systems, Inc., a leader in commercial vehicle management and parking access control systems for airports, today announced that Oakland International Airport, Oakland, California, recently added GateKeeper Systems’ CVMS and TNC-Ops™ software for managing ground transportation at the OAK airport. The full system includes:

  1. GateKeeper CVMS Software for managing Ground Transportation including Taxis Limos and shuttles.
    1. Includes GateKeeper Web Portal/Vendor Website
    2. Includes the option of integration of captured LPR data
  2. TNC-Ops Module for managing and monitoring TNC’s on the Airport

Pittsburgh International Airport Recently Added GateKeeper Systems’ TNC-Ops™ Software for Managing and Monitoring TNCs

MINNEAPOLIS, October 25, 2017 GateKeeper Systems, Inc., a leader in commercial vehicle management and parking access control systems for airports, today announced that Allegheny County Airport Authority – Pittsburgh International Airport – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, recently added GateKeeper Systems’ TNC-Ops™ Software for managing and monitoring TNCs on the Airport.  The contract between the Allegheny County Airport Authority and GateKeeper Systems marks the 24th site/airport to sign on for GateKeeper Systems’ TNC-Ops Software.

Long Beach Airport Adds GateKeeper Systems’ TNC-Ops™ Software for Managing and Monitoring TNCs

MINNEAPOLIS, August 16, 2017GateKeeper Systems, Inc., a leader in commercial vehicle management and parking access control systems for airports, today announced that Long Beach Airport, Long Beach, California, recently added GateKeeper Systems’ TNC-Ops™ Software for Managing and monitoring TNCs on the Airport.  The contract between the Long Beach Airport and GateKeeper Systems marks the 23th site/airport to sign on for GateKeeper Systems’ TNC-Ops Software.

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.