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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

These Guys (See picture below) are famous

I reprise this post from last week to introduce the three fellows on the preview of the cover of February PT posted yesterday.  To see Cover Picture, click here Scan down a bit and you will see them. Art Director … Continue reading

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Who The Heck are These Guys

Answer Tomorrow 🙂 JVH

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Parking – Such a Boring Topic — NOT!

Paul Barter is Keynoting at PIE — His ideas are so important he’s giving two talks. Here are his comments about his presentations: If I had my way, on-street parking management would be boring. It would be one of those … Continue reading

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More Sales — Learn from the Irish

Michael Houlihan is speaking at PIE in March. Whether you are selling equipment, services, a parking space, or your organization’s parking program, you will learn a lot from Michael. Here’s what he’s got to say about it: Want to know … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts – Car Sales, Lost BMW, Uber, Christmas Travel, Volkswagen

Correspondent Mark reports in a message headed “Premature Speculation” that car sales in the US in 2016 are the highest ever and feels that the death of driving and the rise of the autonomous car is greatly overstated.  My contacts … Continue reading

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Barter, Goulston, Houlihan — When They Speak, People Listen

Barter, Goulston, Houlihan. What a terrific group of speakers we have lined up for PIE 2017. I’m going to tell you what makes them terrific, but you may not like it. These three have attained the zenith in their respective … Continue reading

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That All the World should be taxed…

According to St. Luke 2 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) … Continue reading

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PIE 2017 Nearly Sold Out

Marcy reports that our Parking Industry Exhibition to be held next March in Chicago has its exhibition floor all but sold out.  Only 9 booths are left and are going fast. She says she will be sold out by Christmas. … Continue reading

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Elon Twigs to Charging Valet

I wondered why I got off on the screed above and then realized it was because I read this article on Parknews.biz. PN Editor Astrid lead the charge a couple of years ago concerning Range Anxiety. Of course the goal … Continue reading

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Range Anxiety Just don’t talk to a Tesla Owner

I was at dinner the other night with a friend who is a “car guy.”  He researches every car made, knows the best value for the buck, and restores classic cars. We began talking about the Tesla, and the potential … Continue reading

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