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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

Smart Cities, Autonomous Cars and Parking Today

We pull together the editorial for PT a month before the date on the cover. So I am working on April. I get stories from my usual sources ( our columnists, and unsolicited “over the transom” plus the odd request … Continue reading

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10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5…Counting Down to PIE 2017

4…and four great Keynote presentations — Barter (2), Goulston, and Houlihan 3…Three days of world class seminars — With Technology Featured on Wednesday. 2…Two Unbelievable Networking Events — Speed Networking and our Roaring 20’s Party on Monday. 1…Liftoff with first … Continue reading

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PIE 2017 Our “Last Day” is the BEST!!!

The “last day” at trade shows is always terrible. Most people have gone, the exhibitors are standing around talking to each other, some have actually closed their booths and left. The “Last Day” is horrible. We have tried to give … Continue reading

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I Hate Politics HATE HATE HATE

I know, hate is a strong word, but I HATE politics. All politics — right, left, center, local, statewide, national, international, European, Canadian, Mexican, the concerns about the Neutral Zone and the Klingons. I hate it all. Everything is politicized.  … Continue reading

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PIE 2017 to Break All Attendance Records

The Parking Industry Exhibition starting Sunday will break all attendance records.  As of this moment we are trending ahead of our registration count for this date in 2016. What makes this so significant is that at the Las Vegas Event … Continue reading

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Someone Agrees, I think

Correspondent Mark send in these comments on the post below re Autonomous Cars. I thought it was important and deserved to be given the light of day: If  we use the 53,000 number, if we base it on worldwide cars … Continue reading

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Autonomous Car — $6 billion market in eight years. Do you believe it. PIE 2017 will give you the answer.

I have received this from my friends at Land Rover. The Brits are very optimistic.  Perhaps more than moi. Everybody in this world knows what Autonomous Cars are, but for those who don’t here’s the short meaning. Autonomous Car is … Continue reading

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100 Pages of Parking Today

Wow!  I just received my personal copy of my favorite magazine and was shocked SHOCKED at the weight of the journal.  PT February contains 100, count em 100 Pages. This book is all about the Parking Industry Exhibition: Those three … Continue reading

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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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