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Author Archives: JVH

About JVH

John Van Horn is founder, editor and publisher of Parking Today Magazine. His background prior to his decade with PT was nearly 20 years in the parking business marketing parking revenue control equipment. After receiving a BA from UCLA, he served in the Army three years during the Vietnam era, ran a small country weekly newspaper, and then worked in marketing and sales in the access control and security fields. He writes about parking daily and has spoken before professional groups in China, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK, Abu Dhabi, and Brazil, He has addressed parking groups in California, Texas, New Mexico, New York, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, Atlanta, and Washington DC. He has two sons, JT and Andy. JT and his wife, Francine and daughter, Ashley, live in Puyallup, near Seattle, and Andy and his wife, Karen, and daughter, Shing, live in Los Angeles. JVH and wife Robyn live in West Los Angeles with dog, Suki and cat, Brackets

Egad — I”m on the Radio

I was interviewed yesterday by Bernie Wagenblast the editor of several e-publications including the Transportation Communications Newsletter and the AASHTO Daily Transportation Update. He’s also the host of Transportation Radio. You can here the result here: Parking Industry to Gather … Continue reading

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Infographic — Autonomous Vehicles

I know, what the hell is an infographic. I copied it here so you could get an idea but its too small. Click on the image to see it in all its glory.  Its actually a great representation of where … Continue reading

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Its not just for Big Cities…

OK – Big Data — I get it — but does anyone else. You have all this data, but can you use it to help your parking operation. I have been talking it Mitch Osur at the city of Aspen … Continue reading

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Sold out!

        The Parking Industry Exhibition 2017 is sold out of booth space.  We do have a waiting list. Sales Director Marcy tells me that we now have 123 exhibiting companies filling 146 boots on the exhibit hall … Continue reading

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MARKET LAUNCH CONUNDRUM FOR AUTONOMOUS-‘DRIVERLESS’ VEHICLES

The Parking Industry Exhibition’s Seminars are as current as today’s headlines. How will driverless vehicles affect parking and your bottom line. PMRC’s Dale Denda will review the ‘state of the technology’ of Autonomous-‘Driverless’ Vehicles/ADV from the parking industry’s perspective. This … Continue reading

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YES!!!!!

PIE 2017 will cause you to conclude and think, “I can start using this immediately! Sold!” pieshow.parkingtoday.com  

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PROVIDING REAL TIME PARKING INFORMATION FOR YOUR SHOPPING CENTER CUSTOMERS – THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT.

pieshow.parkingtoday.com Do you have a large free parking area surrounding a shopping center or business complex. How do you let your customers know where to park? And let them know where they left their car? This presentation is how one … Continue reading

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Hmmmmm!!!

PIE 2017 will make you pause and think, “This is too good to ignore” pieshow.parkingtoday.com

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NPA Winter Leadership Conference

I”ve been in Scottsdale, AZ, attending the NPA Winter Leadership Conference.  About one hundred NPA members are at the Four Seasons Resort for a few days of seminars, networking, and fellowship. The majority of attendees are parking equipment manufacturers with … Continue reading

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Big Data and Parking at Aspen

BIG DATA  and PIE 2017  This is the perfect place to collect data, but what should you do with it? How can current and past data help you in your planning for transportation and garage capacities? Do you need that … Continue reading

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