Secaucus, NJ - August 8, 2011

Rearden Commerce Launches Group Ground Transportation Service

First of its kind solution injects efficiencies and savings into procuring and executing on meeting and event ground transportation needs

Responding to the need for centralized management of group ground transportation, Global Ground Automation (GGA), a Rearden Commerce company, today announced a unique solution to address the distinct requirements of ground transportation for meetings and events. Enabling meeting and event planners to plan, book, execute and evaluate their ground transportation services, GGA's Group Ground solution provides efficiency and savings to an often costly, labor-intensive aspect of group events.

"Group transportation accounts for 40 percent of corporate ground spend on average," said Gregg Tuccillo, President, Global Ground Automation. "By deploying an easy-to-use online tool that encompasses the lifecycle of an event's ground transportation needs, we are able to help event organizers maximize their budget while minimizing their headaches."

GGA's Group Ground solution offers:

  • Pre-venue selection comparative pricing from preferred suppliers;
  • Vehicle sharing optimization based on meeting planner input;
  • Group manifest acceptance to mass load reservations;
  • Manage changes or cancellations directly from the system by meeting planners with corresponding optimization capabilities for service providers; and
  • Complete group ground costs reporting capabilities immediately following the event.

GGA's Group Ground solution will be available in September 2011 for destination management companies, convention & visitors bureaus, and corporations via corporate intranet.

GGA will be demonstrating the new solution and its capabilities in booth 413 at the GBTA Convention 2011 in Denver, CO, August 21-24.

About Global Ground Automation, Inc

Global Ground Automation (GGA), a Rearden Commerce company, created a patented marketplace for ground transportation, driving efficiencies and cost savings for corporations, travel agencies and service providers worldwide. GGA's unique technologies automate and simplify the ground transportation reservation process through an easy-to-use, real-time, online interface. For more information, visit