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Sweden’s Swedavia AB Chooses GateKeeper Systems for 10 Airports

Software to utilize geofencing and RFID technology to control all types of commercial traffic including dispatch and ‘appride’ forms (e.g. TNCs)

MINNEAPOLIS (July 10, 2019) – Airports worldwide are becoming more aware of the importance of having ground transportation management systems that have an integrated ability to control both traditional taxi traffic with a dispatch function and ‘appride’ digital forms, such as Transportation Network Companies (e.g. Uber, Lyft). Swedavia AB, a state-owned company that operates 10 state-owned airports in Sweden, recently selected GateKeeper Systems to provide this functionality.

The main functionality Swedavia was looking for was the ability to track and control the traffic flows around the airports and to be able to charge commercial vehicles for accessing the airports with a minimum amount of administration. In addition, the system will be integrated with existing systems such as Swedavia’s ERP system and Business Intelligence (BI) software for statistics.

The system will initially be implemented in Q4 of 2019 at Swedavia’s Bromma Stockholm Airport (2.5 million passengers) and Stockholm Arlanda Airport (26.6M passengers) airports, then scale to the remaining Swedavia airports beginning in 2020: Kiruna Airport (282M passengers), Luleå Airport (1.2M passengers, Umeå Airport (1.05M passengers), Åre Östersund Airport (531k passengers), Göteborg Landvetter Airport (6.8M passengers), Visby Airport (491k passengers), Ronneby Airport (237k passengers), and Malmö Airport (2.2M passengers).

“We met a large number of the requirements with our current system,” commented Brian Richardson, GateKeeper Systems’ President. “But there are a few items that we’ve developed as a result of Swedavia’s requirements that will also benefit others, including globalization, multi-factor dispatch priority, and single system for multiple airports.”

Key decision issues for Swedavia:

  • Minimize environmental impact of commercial vehicle activity. Restrict vehicles based on fuel type, so rather than a dispatch queue of first-in/first-out, use a system which analyzes several environmental factors of each vehicle, vehicles with passenger loads (discourage trips with no passenger) and time-in-queue;
  • Security and privacy of data maintained. Supporting Swedavia’s desire to be in compliance with new EU GDPR laws and cyber security prevention features;
  • System information for analytics. Analyze data generated from multiple sources, including report generation, data export to other systems, real-time dashboards, screens, data on current vehicle activity, and feedback on system health and status;
  • Reliability features. Monitoring, alarms, notifications, and updates;
  • Single System. One instance of the system to operate at all 10 airports;
  • Highly Configurable. Minimize or eliminate the need for new software for operational changes (e.g. physical layout, business rules, addition of other types of ground transportation.
  • Customer service support. Features to respond quickly to peak activity periods to limit wait time, and communicate status to drivers in real-time;
  • Localization/globalization. Use Swedish monetary system (Swedish Krona), some language localization, day/date presentation (use EU format day/month/year).

According to GateKeeper’s Richardson, also important to Swedavia’s decision were the reliability of GateKeeper as a company as well as its software. “Knowing we have a large user base of airports that they can talk to was also key,” said Richardson.

About Swedavia AB

Swedavia AB is a state-owned company with the assignment of operating 10 state-owned airports in Sweden. It is a world leader in developing airports with the least possible environmental impact. Swedavia’s role is to create the access Sweden needs to facilitate travel, business and meetings – in Sweden, in Europe and around the world. Safe, satisfied customers are the foundation of its business. The Group has revenue of almost SEK 5,5 billion and 2,900 employees. Swedavia’s head office is at the Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

Please see: http://www.Swedavia.se for more information about Swedavia’s organization and work.

More Airports Look to Collect All Entitled Fees from TNCs

In 2018 more than one-third of all US passengers passed-through airports that use GateKeeper Systems’ TNC-Ops™ software

MINNEAPOLIS, 26 February 2019 – U.S. based airports are becoming more sensitive to the accuracy of Transportation Network Companies’ (TNCs) fee collections. Rather than relying on TNCs to validate their own vehicle trip data, more than 25 airports of all sizes are opting to enhance their enforcement ability by installing TNC-Ops software from GateKeeper Systems.

Airports that went live with TNC-Ops in 2018 represent all sizes of airports, including Philadelphia (PHL), Austin (AUS) and Charleston (CHS) among them. In fact, fully one-third of U.S. passengers used an airport that has TNC-Ops.

“Airports understood early-on that TNCs were a phenomenon that needed to be understood and managed,” said Lynn Richardson, CEO of GateKeeper Systems. “But it’s taken awhile for everyone to really understand the complex impacts of this rapidly growing type of service.”

Several airports have used TNC-Ops reports to change the size of the area devoted to TNC passenger pick-up and TNC vehicle staging. They discovered that current locations were sufficient for the “average” hourly activity but were far-short of the space needed at the peak periods. Others use the software to respond immediately to a month with a significant variance between the detailed trip reports and the month-end payment from the TNC firm, to determine the cause of the variance and to identify any over/under payment issues.

Specifically, GateKeeper TNC-Ops receives data from the TNCs’ systems when TNC vehicles are reported on an airport’s roadway through the deployment of GPS technology. The software helps them with oversight and provides an opportunity to:

  • Create TNC support data for airport invoice system
  • Enhance enforcement with mobile curbside application
  • Validate vehicle trip data with Trip Charge reports
  • Analyze changes in GT activity & spot trends

Richardson believes that this push to enhance compliance of TNC activity and fee collection is a trend that is here stay. “There’s nothing like access to complete and accurate data to motivate airport operations to invest in software that sheds light on ways to improve ground transport efficiencies.”

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.

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.”