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

3M Shutters Parking Division – What Was Federal APD is no more.

3M announced today that it has made the decision to close its parking manufacturing operation. The company said that it would ship product to its Value Added Resellers (Dealers) through approximately the first three months of 2015 and would honor … Continue reading

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T2 Puts on 4 Day Affair for 400

I was in Indianapolis Today and dropped by the T2 System’s “Connect 2014″ annual four day extravaganza and as usual, I was impressed. The company invites its customers to come to the event to receive training and to join in … Continue reading

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Two Reasons the NPA Show was “buzzing”

There seems to be no question that the NPA Convention and Trade event last week was a grand success. Numbers were up, exhibitors were smiling, and there was an ‘energy’ on the trade show floor. “This is the best NPA … Continue reading

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NPA Las Vegas 2014 – They hit the Jackpot

Wow!  Christine Banning and her team have done it again. The NPA Convention this week at Caesars in Las Vegas is a thundering success. Over 1100 parking pros on site and 120 exhibitors.  The NPA has hit the jackpot here … Continue reading

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Clarification, HUB and Advanced Access Controls

In October’s Issue of Parking Technology Today, we printed a news release that said that Advanced Access Controls in Southern California had become a part of the HUB network of companies. I am told by someone who should know at … Continue reading

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Parking, Magic or Reality

My morning email brought two subjects to the fore.  One, by Colleen Niese spoke about the need for having the right title for the position you are trying to fill and the other by Jeff Petry comparing parking to the … Continue reading

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Parking Technology Today Now Available on Line

Parking Today’s new sister publication Parking Technology Today is now available on line.  You can read it here. With SMC’s Mayra Harley on the cover and 22 feature articles on all aspects of parking technology, this issue should be a … Continue reading

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Delahanty, Rosen Win PIE Registrations at SWPTA

Michael Delahanty, Operations Manager, Parking & Transportation Services at the  University of Arizona and Roberta J. Rosen, President & Chief Executive Officer of Turbo Data Systems, Inc. were winners of full registrations for the Parking Industry Exhibition to be held … Continue reading

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Hankins, Given Win PIE Registrations at MAPA Event

The Middle Atlantic Parking Association held its annual conference yesterday in Baltimore. The Parking Industry Exhibition was fortunate enough to be able to sponsor part of the event and award two free registrations to the event to be held at … Continue reading

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You Won’t Read this in the Main Stream Media

Well, maybe in the New York Post — The entire article is here. The gist is that climate weenies like Leo DiCaprio are railing against “climate change” and making movies and leading seminars about the impending destruction of the planet.  … Continue reading

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