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

PIE Breaks All Attendance Records

<![endif]–>Over 1150 people attended the Parking Industry Exhibition held last month in Chicago. This breaks all attendance records for the event.                “We are extremely pleased with the turnout,” said exhibition director Eric Abel. “It’s gratifying that so many from … Continue reading

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Class Action Parking

I commented in March’s Point of View on the class action lawsuit that is being raised against the City of Las Vegas and the city’s parking guru Brandy Stanley’s fight against it. Someone felt ‘wronged’ that parking meters were still … Continue reading

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Assume the Position

When you reach ‘a certain age’ you spend more time at the doctor than you would like, and you probably have various specialists you visit regularly. If you are a man, one of these is a Urologist. Its often not … Continue reading

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An App to get your Parking Ticket “Fixed”

Of course this started in San Francisco, where else. The epicenter of high tech has come up with an app that will help you out of a parking ticket. Read all about it here. It works like this — you … Continue reading

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An Airline that has done one thing right

If you travel a lot by air you know that the most boring part of the flight is the safety demonstration. They say the same things over and over and most just tune it out. Delta, however, has taken a … Continue reading

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Parking to Affect Social Change

Every so often this topic raises its head and I feel a need to slap it down. The concept is that if we limit the number of parking spaces, either on street or off street, in the central city or … Continue reading

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Last Call for PIE Exhibitors!!!

We are going to press with the program for PIE 2014.  It will be distributed at the trade event plus sent to 18,000 parking professionals.  If you want to be included in the program, you must that’s MUST secure your … Continue reading

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Validate On Street Parking –

Brandy Stanley in Las Vegas has always been cutting edge and her on street parking program is no different. Not only has she installed pay by space in Sin City, but also a program for locating Lunch Trucks (a phone … Continue reading

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No overnight parking violators will be prosecuted

The headline above is the exact wording on a sign in a parking lot for Stewarts in Frankfort, NY. At the convenience store in Frankfort, the sign doesn’t seem to be causing any trouble, officials said. Stewarts spokeswoman Maria D’Amelia … Continue reading

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Off on a Trek

The next two weeks will be full of airports and hotels for me. I am joining Marilyn Etheridge at our upcoming “meet and greet” cocktail parties to introduce the Parking Industry Exhibition to folks in Atlanta, Washington DC, Chicago, Houston, … Continue reading

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