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

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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The Dog Ate My Homework…

That is the timeless excuse whether you are a tenth grader trying to get a few extra days on that book report, or the IRS explaining missing emails. I have always that it was a bit lame. Why not just … Continue reading

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Wow! Parking Technology Today is HOT!!!

Our New Magazine, Parking Technology Today premiers in mid October and I am looking at some early proofs now and it is super.  Not only is the writing solid and the articles interesting, but Art Director Shelly Brown and her … Continue reading

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Is Parking Becoming Boring?

I have been spending quite a bit of time on Parknews.biz lately looking for ideas for blogs. I can jump on a few of them (Parking Sensors fail in Walnut Creek, or a neat story about Near Field Communications) but … Continue reading

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How can this possibly be?

I had lunch the other day with an auditor and we were laughing about an incident that happened in the Parking Today world about a decade ago.  I had in this space made a statement that I knew an auditor … Continue reading

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Are Parking Meters the Next Buggy Whip?

I was interviewed today by the Kiplinger Group. They are doing some research on the next 10 things that are going the way of the dodo. They wanted to talk to me about Parking Meters. They are located in DC … Continue reading

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