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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

Barter Agrees with Shoup — Kinda

Paul Barter commented on my Shoup post — I thought it worth of bringing out into the light of day. Here it is: Paul Barter says: July 11, 2016 at 4:09 pm (Edit) I agree to some extent. There has … Continue reading

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Could Shoup be RIGHT?

The Shoup Dog read my blog below and responded — Here it is: Hi John, I sympathize with your friend who doubted that 30 percent of city traffic is cruising for parking. Unfortunately, many people who have never read The … Continue reading

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Yes, Its Been 20 years.

The September Issue of PT will be our 20th anniversary issue. Folks are asking me what we are going to do. I thought a retrospective would be nice – Parking News Tidbits from two decades ago  — or even a … Continue reading

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Could Shoup be WRONG?

Most of the support for Don Shoup’s theories is based on the concept that 30% of all cars driving in the city are actually looking for parking and if they took the first available spot, it would cut down traffic … Continue reading

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Read Parknews.biz and Win BIG!!!

I’m told that there is a new contest running on parknews.biz  All you have to do is find your name listed in Parknews.biz, drop a note to Editor Astrid, and you win.  I hear its $50. You name also goes … Continue reading

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And So it Begins

I have been musing for some time on the topic of parking industry ‘outsiders’ buying up parking suppliers. What is going to happen when well knows firms are purchased by the giants of the economy (Google, Microsoft, Ford, IBM, Xerox)? … Continue reading

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Street Repair as an Allegory for Life

As you know, My neighborhood has been going through the rebuilding of our streets. This has been going on for a year. We were told that we had to replace our curbs before the streets could be done. That project … Continue reading

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Women in Parking — It is Sexist?

I am working with Colleen Niese on the WIP issue of Parking Today. Melissa Sterzick wrote an article for the edition which pointed out that one of the problems women have is that they are trying so hard to be … Continue reading

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The IPI Convention — Where everyone who is anyone in Parking Goes to Meet

Yes, this week is parking week in the US, and ground zero is Nashville. the IPI has planned an exciting event for members and non member alike. If history is any gauge, this one should be a humdinger.  If you … Continue reading

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Uber and Lyft and Airport Parking – Shocking

Suzannah Rubinstein over at Spot Hero’s Parking Exec has done yeomen’s work investigating and comparing the cost of parking at an airport vs. taking Uber or Lyft. You can read about it here. She found that in 80 percent of … Continue reading

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